Thai Prime Minister Kriangsak Chomanan cancelled his tour of neighbouring ASEAN countries today (25 October) and flew back to Bangkok because of mounting tension ???
Thai Prime Minister Kriangsak Chomanan cancelled his tour of neighbouring ASEAN countries today (25 October) and flew back to Bangkok because of mounting tension ??? the border with Kampuchea. Before boarding Malaysian Air Force plane in ??? Lumpur, General Kriangsak told reporter he could not continue his visits to Indonesia and the Philippines because tense situation at home. Informed sources said there was also concern over the health of the Thai leader following a reported attack of bronchitis.
SYNOPSIS: General Kriangsak, who arrived ??? Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday (23 October) had intended consulting ASEAN leader on the Indonesia situation, the refugee problem and other regional matters in advance of next month's debate on Kampuchea in ??? Nations.
The Thai leader was meeting on Wednesday (24 October) with his Malaysian counterpart Datuk Hussein On???, when the Thai Supreme Command announced in Bangkok that one of its soldiers was killed and seven were wounded in ??? clash with unidentified foreign troops in Thai territory near the Kampuchea border.
Both men talked for more than an hour.
Later at a treaty signing limiting territorial waters between Thailand and Malaysia, Datuk Hussein Onn told assembled reporters that Malaysia reaffirms its support and solidarity with the government and people of Thailand in the preservation of its independence and national sovereignty.
Datuk Hussein described the fighting in Kampuchea as widening hostility and conflict in ??? Thailand.
He said the present situation was a establishing factor that would directly affect peace and security in South East Asia.
The ASEAN countries of Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines, and Thailand have called for all foreign troops to be withdrawn from Kampuchea