· July, 2008

Stories about Cambodia from July, 2008

Cambodia: Manipulated election results?

  29 July 2008

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.

Cambodia: Election day

  27 July 2008

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.

Photos of Preah Vihear

  24 July 2008

John Vink posted several photos of Preah Vihear temple which captured the tension between Thailand and Cambodia. Both countries are claiming the historic site.

Preah Vihear dispute and nationalism

  20 July 2008

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.

Cambodian and Thai Bloggers on Disputed Preah Vihear Temple

  20 July 2008

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.

Cambodia: Preah Vihear victory concert

  17 July 2008

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.

Preah Vihear and nationalism

  2 July 2008

Restless Trotter discussed the dangers of misplaced nationalism in many Southeast Asian countries. The blogger cited the growing tension over Preah Vihear temple.