UN Fears Over Thailand - Cambodia Border Exchange of Opened Fire
UNITED Nation Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, has expressed concern over an outbreak of open fire at the Thai-Cambodia border. Bangkok, the scene of recent on-going clashes and civil anti-government demonstrations, has urged the estimated 1,500 Thais working in Cambodia to return home urgently. Thailand is reported to have airforce jets on standby in case the dispute escalates.
The United Nations secretary-general, Ban Ki-moon, has expressed deep concern about a recent clash on the Thai-Cambodian border.
He urged both sides to show restraint and negotiate a peaceful resolution.
Our Southeast Asia correspondent, Karen Percy, reports Bangkok is urging its people in Cambodia to return home.
Thailand has air force jets and cargo planes on standby ready to evacuate its citizens if the dispute escalates.
About 1,500 Thais live and work in Cambodia.
The two countries fired guns and rockets at each other on Wednesday along Cambodia's northern border, which has been the subject of a land dispute for decades.