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Cambodia Confident as It Awaits Decision on Preah Vihear Temple, Analyst Says

Following hearings at the International Court of Justice in April over disputed land near Preah Vihear temple, Cambodia is confident it will see a ruling in its favor, a leading analyst says. Cambodia asked the court to clarify a 1962 decision that awarded ownership of the ancient temple to Cambodia but did not deal with nearby adjacent land. Chheang Vannarith, executive director of the Cambodian Institute for Cooperation and Peace, told VOA Khmer’s Soeung Sophat in a recent interview that as Cambodia ramps up for a national election, the disputed border land is not as likely to be a decisive issue, as it was five years ago.