Thai PM orders talks with yellow shirts

2009-09-20 10:27 BJT

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Still in Thailand where the country's police and military officials are set to meet supporters of the People's Alliance for Democracy in a bid to quell threats of violence at the Thai-Cambodian border.

Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva ordered the meeting after his yellow-shirted supporters clashed with riot police and the farmers in a border village.

About 4-thousand yellow-shirts marched toward the Preah Vihear temple on Saturday to demand the Thai government oust Cambodian troops stationed there.

Many villagers who viewed the protest as damaging Thailand's reputation as well as relations with the neighboring country blocked their march. Some villagers were injured in the conflict.

The International Court ruled the temple belonged to Cambodia 40 years ago. But soldiers from both countries have clashed several times in recent months at overlapping boundaries.

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