The Yingluck Shinawatra administration will ask parliament to decide whether Thailand should comply with the International Court of Justice's order to withdraw troops from the disputed area near Preah Vihear temple.
The aim is to free the government from making sensitive decisions that could affect the relationship between the administration and the armed forces, according to a government source.
The issue is expected to be considered at a cabinet meeting soon, the source said. If the idea is endorsed, the cabinet will forward the issue to parliament for its consideration. "We are still optimistic that within this four-month parliamentary session, the issue should get a debate. It's a matter that all sides should be jointly responsible for," the source added.
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