Northeastern people staging rally on Preah Vihear issue

July 5th, 2008 - 1:55 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi  

Prah VihearSources say various organizations including Isan Ku Chart (อีสานกู้ชาติ) Network, Si Sa Ket Development Coordination Committee, and people’s councils in the Northeastern region, are gathering at Lan Phlan Hin (ลานผลานหิน) near the entrance of the Preah Vihear Temple to protest against the encroachment on the Thai territory by Cambodia people.

The protestors arrange a seminar attending by activists and local philosophers who have good knowledge on backgrounds of the 11th century Hindu temple.

Coordinator of Isan Ku Chart Network Wiwat Akkabutr (วิวัฒน์ อรรคบุตร) says the protestors will pressure police for progress of a complaint they filed against Cambodian aliens encroaching on the Thai land area at Preah Vihear.

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