Although the International Court of Justice (ICJ) did not make a decision on the official borderline between Cambodia and Thailand, Cambodians on Monday expressed their delight at Monday’s court decision underlining their country’s sovereignty of the Preah Vihear temple and its vicinity. At the ruling in The Hague, the U.N. court unanimously upheld its 1962 decision awarding the disputed 11th Century temple to Cambodia, and though the result was not completely in Cambodia’s favor—as it did not demarcate the border between the two neighbors—around Phnom Penh Monday, the judgment was being seen as a triumph. “I think it
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