Stories about Cambodia from July, 2008
Monivong Boulevard posts the unofficial election results in Cambodia.
Vuthanews reports that opposition parties in Cambodia are calling on the international community to reject the weekend election results claiming they were manipulated and rigged. Khmer Nationality writes about election campaigning in the countryside.
Today is election day in Cambodia. Workers got a 72-hour break in order to vote in the provinces. Motorcycle diaries and John Vink posted election-related photos.
Details are Sketchy provides a list of unsolved attacks against journalists in Cambodia.
John Vink posted several photos of Preah Vihear temple which captured the tension between Thailand and Cambodia. Both countries are claiming the historic site.
Caroline Finlay shares pictures from her three-day motorbike trip along the Cambodian coastline.
Harry McKinnon blames the “irrational nationalism” of Thai citizens for the rising tension in Preah Vihear temple. Bangkok Pundit believes the upcoming Cambodian election is motivating the opposition to “stoke nationalist sentiment.” Both Thailand and Cambodia are claiming the historic site.
Rising serious tension between Cambodia and Thailand started when UNESCO, on July 7, 2008, declared temple of Preah Vihear as a World Heritage site. The 11th century temple has long been a subject to dispute between the two nations; in 1962, Hague-based International Court of Justice ruled that the ancient Hindu temple belonged to Cambodia.
The Cambodia government held a concert to celebrate the listing of Preah Vihear Temple as World Heritage Site by UNESCO. But tensions are not yet over. Thai troops are still stationed near the temple. Both Thailand and Cambodia are claiming the historic site.
Cambodia Calling is “disgusted” by the expensive menu in the G8 Summit in Japan
Filipino journalist Iris Cecilia Gonzales tackles the impact of higher oil prices in the Philippines, Laos and Cambodia.
GV author Caroline Finlay publishes a briefer on the coming Cambodian elections.
ZJ mentions the impact of rising oil and gas prices in Cambodia
BarCamp Malaysia 2008 will be on July 26. BarCamp Phnom Penh 2008 will be on September 21.
Restless Trotter discussed the dangers of misplaced nationalism in many Southeast Asian countries. The blogger cited the growing tension over Preah Vihear temple.