PM prepares clarifications on Preah Vihear case


BANGKOK, 11 May 2012  – Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has held a meeting to prepare for the Preah Vihear case clarifications with related agencies before forwarding the clarifications to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in June.

In preparation to fight in court against Cambodia on the ownership of the 4.6-kilometer area around the Preah Vihear Temple, the premier has met with security agencies, Foreign Ministry, and legal advisors on international law.

Foreign Minister Surapong Tovichakchaikul and Thai Ambassador to The Hague Veerachai Plasai announced that the prime minister expresses her concerns over the preparation procedures and wants all sides to have the same information so that the case is more credible.

Meanwhile, Deputy Prime Minister Yutthasak Sasiprapa said the Thai security agencies have prepared clarifications and information including all protests from the Thai side against Cambodia, to which Cambodia did not respond in anyway, to submit to the court in June. He expects the case to be decided next year.