The Phuchatkan or The Manager, a renowned Thai newspaper which is leaning towards the Thai opposition party, reported an evil news claiming that Cambodians will be performing a magic rite at the Preah Vihear temple on 01 August in order to counter Thailand regarding the Preah Vihear temple dispute. Therefore, the newspaper called on Thai citizens to dress up in yellow color clothes – the color of Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej – in order to stop the Cambodian magic spell.
The wife of Prime Minister Hun Sen led the 2,000 troops and Buddhist monks in a prayer for peace and thanked them for their restraint.
Bun Rany, also president of Cambodia’s Red Cross, distributed supplies to the soldiers stationed in the disputed area
Thai and Cambodian foreign ministers agreed on Monday to withdraw troops but no action has yet been taken.
The temple ruins were recently given World Heritage listing by UNESCO.
Six kilometres of land surrounding the temple is claimed by both countries.