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Preah Vihear villagers submit compensation claims to Thai embassy

Written By vibykhmer on Sunday, April 26, 2009 | 5:50 AM


Cambodian villagers sifting through the wreckage of their homes.

Reported by Khmerization

Cambodian villagers, whose homes were destroyed by Thai shells during armed clashes on 3rd April, through the Khmer Civilisation Foundation, had submitted their compensation claims to the Thai embassy in Phnom Penh, reports everyday.com.
Mr. Moeung Son, chairman of Khmer Civilisation Foundation, told reporters that he had submitted the compensation claims to the embassy on 23rd April for 261 families whose homes were destroyed by the Thai shells. He said: "If Thailand compensate them, our government does not need to spend money to help the victims, this is the first point. The second point is, what we want to see is our dignity and accountability of the Thai government in the respect of the sovereignty and the respect of human rights of a neighbouring country."

Mr. Phay Siphan, spokesman for the Council of Ministers, said that the Cambodian government also in the process of preparing the documents to evaluate the damages to villagers' properties caused by the Thai soldiers.

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