Thai protesters arrived on the northern border, Cambodian authorities on Monday
closed the gates to Preah Vihear temple, whose application for Unesco World
Heritage protection has brought border anxieties between the neighbors to the
Thai opposition politicians and activists accuse Thailand's foreign minister of
hastily allowing the Cambodians to forward the application to Unesco, and over
the weekend a group of protesters were outside the temple, requesting
permission to enter.
then closed the temple to all visitors, pending further notification.
temple will be reopened when "the situation becomes good and no one is
causing any more problems," said Var Kimhong, chairman of the government's