Monks and Cambodians from various US states plan to hold a
peace march at the UN headquarters in December, aiming to renew attention to
ongoing border disputes.
The Community Center
of Khmer Buddhist Monks will organize
the march Dec. 10 to appeal to the UN to honor the 1991 Paris Peace Accords and
have its signatories defend Cambodia’s
Venerable monk Sao Khorn, head of the Massachusetts center, said Cambodian monks
living on pagodas along the border were suffering a violation of human rights
A monthslong military standoff between Cambodia and Thailand is centered around a the Keo Sikha Kiri Svara pagoda on disputed land near Preah
Vihear temple, occupied now by Cambodian monks and troops from both sides.