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German map expert who surveyed Preah Vihear in 1961 returns

More than half a century ago, Prof Friedrich Ackermann of the Institute for Photogrammetry at the University of Stuttgart sat in a courtroom at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague and offered his views on watersheds, maps and the international boundary near the Preah Vihear Temple.

“And if the argument is based on the watershed, the temple would have stayed with Thailand,” he concluded.

Read more: The Nation


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