21 September 2009
A dozen local organizations called on Monday for peaceful resolution to the prolonged border dispute between Cambodia and
A hundred participants, ranging from monks to rights workers prayed for peace before the
Nearly 300 people participated, coming from universities, schools and NGOs, in a ride that started from the
Before the end of event, about 100 participants sat down with
Prok Vanny, one of the organizers, said the day was meant to disseminate awareness to people and spread a message of peace.
But Monday's day of peace came following a tumultuous weekend at the border, where tension remains high over Preah Vihear temple and disputed border territory nearby.
Ream Rathamony, vice president of the Youth Resource Development Program, said he still was worried Cambodia would not avoid conflict with Thailand again over the temple, and he appealed to the two countries to avoid armed conflict.
"We suffered civil war for nearly 30 years, and many
During his visit to Cambodia in June, Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva vowed to avoid armed clashes with Cambodia over the border issue.