has called on Thailand
to accept the use of an international map drawn in 1904 and 1907 to settle an
ongoing dispute at the border near Preah Vihear temple.
was using a "unilateral" map in its negotiating position over a
continued military standoff at the border, said Phay Siphan, a spokesman for
the Council of Ministers.
He compared Thailand
to "fascist" regimes like Germany under Adolph Hitler, which
"take military occupation according to the unilateral maps they
At least 4,000 troops are amassed on the Thai border near
Preah Vihear temple, and negotiations aimed as diffusing the situation broke
down on Monday because the two sides could not agree on a map.
chief negotiator, Gen. Boonsrang Niumpradit, has been quoted on Thai TV and
news reports blaming Cambodia's
adherence to its map for the breakdown.
"The problem was that we and Cambodia are using two different
maps," he said recently on Thai TV. "Cambodia is using the French
version while we used a US-drawn map, thus it's hard for us to reach agreement."