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Hun Sen cancels Surin temple visit
« on: February 08, 2010, 09:35:25 PM »
Hun Sen cancels Surin temple visit

Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen cancelled his planned visit to Ta Muen Thom temple in Surin province and returned to his own country via helicopter on Monday, Foreign Minister Kasit Piromya's secretary Chavanond Intarakomalyasut said.

Mr Hun Sen decided not to visit Ta Muen Thom ruins in Surin province after Thai authorities demanded his military escort not carry weapons, Mr Chavanond said.

The Cambodian premier said he understood the regulations and did not want to create tension between soldiers from the two countries even though he wanted to travel as a tourist.

Foreign Ministry Information director-general Wimol Kidchob said Mr Hun Sen's visit did not violate the sovereignty of Thailand.

The Cambodian government had previously twice asked Thai authorities for permission for Mr Hun Sen to visit the ancient Khmer temple.

Bangkok Post