Monday, February 27, 2012

Patriot Group Gathers at Indonesian Embassy

Source: TAN Network
A civic group today organizes a protest outside the Indonesian Embassy to air its disapproval against the dispatch of Indonesian observers to the Thai-Cambodian border.

Chairman of the Thai Territory Protection Network from Surin Province Prateep Talapthong today read out the group's statement of disapproval against the International Court of Justice or ICJ's assignment for Indonesia to send its delegates to observe the situation at the Thai-Cambodian border near Preah Vihear Temple.

Prateep said his group comes from the five lower northeastern provinces of Surin, Buri Ram, Si Sa Ket, Ubon Ratchathani and Nakhon Ratchasima.

He said his group disagrees with the ICJ's decision to set up a demilitarized zone at the Thai-Cambodian border around the ancient temple and the dispatch of Indonesian observers to the area.

Prateep regards the presence of foreign representatives at the border as infringement on Thai sovereignty and asks the government not to comply with the court's order on troop withdrawal.

He said the group fears the country will lose its right over its land border and maritime territory in the Gulf of Thailand.

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