Yellow shirts protest near Hindu temple

2009-09-21 09:47 BJT

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Dozens of Thai activists have marched to a lookout point close to a disputed area near an ancient Hindu temple on the Cambodian border. This in a bid to urge the Cambodian military to leave the region.

The representatives of the People's Alliance for Democracy, or PAD, also known as the "yellow shirts", climbed up a hill on the Thai side of the border with a military escort to make their appeal.

Cambodia has not responded, but a Thai commander said Cambodia was observing the situation and is in contact with them.

Tensions over temple ownership heated up in July last year when UNESCO approved Cambodia's bid to have the Preah Vihear temple named as a World Heritage Site.

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