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Thai official blasts 'baseless' Cambodian court claims

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  • Writer: Thanida Tansubhapol, Mongkol Bangprapa & Pradit Ruangdit
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Arguments raised by Cambodia at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) hearings on the Preah Vihear temple dispute are groundless and have no basis in fact, a Foreign Ministry official says. 

Krairavee Sirikul, head of the Foreign Ministry's Legal and Treaties Affairs Department, said Cambodia was trying to discredit Thailand by saying Thailand laid barbed wire around the temple 51 years ago to demarcate the border.

It also accused Thailand of claiming that Cambodia did not object at the time to the laying of the fence.

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