PM: Govt fighting at full capacity in Preah Vihear case for Thai benefit


BANGKOK, Nov 10 – Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra today expressed hope that Thailand and Cambodia will maintain its relations and sustain peace along the border ahead of the ruling of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Preah Vihear dispute.

The prime minister posted on her Facebook account “Yingluck Shinawatra” on Sunday, one day before the World Court verdict delivery on interpretation of the Preah Vihear case. She said her government has fought its legal case at the ICJ with its full capacity for the benefit of the country.

No matter what the outcome, Thailand and Cambodia will have to negotiate for the conclusion to end conflict and that must be accepted by both countries, stated the Thai premier.

She also called on the Thai people to trust in their government, saying the government will follow the Thai Constitution and that it will listen to public opinions before taking any action.

“Thailand and Cambodia are neighbours and we cannot move away from each other,” said Ms Yingluck, “So we have to maintain good relations and promote border security, as well as regional prosperity.”

Ms Yingluck said Thailand and Cambodia have to cooperate in maintaining peace along the borders and discuss on the content of the ICJ verdict as earlier pledged by foreign ministers of the two neighbours.

The Thai premier noted that both foreign ministers have agreed that time is needed to solve the conflict and both countries will first respect each other’s domestic procedures before proceeding further.