The Yingluck Shinawatra administration's stance on possible rulings on the Preah Vihear dispute by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) has triggered anti-government sentiment much sooner than expected.
The government has said Thailand, as a member of the international community, needs to comply with whatever decision is reached by the ICJ, also known as the World Court, in the Hague later this year.
Cambodia, which petitioned the court to reinterpret its 1962 ruling which awarded it ownership of the Preah Vihear temple, but did not rule on the land surrounding the site, will present an oral statement to the judges on April 15. Thailand will present its case on April 19. The court is likely to give its ruling in October or November.