No official protest for helicopter in...

No official protest for helicopter incident

There are 14 comments on the Bangkok Post story from Dec 20, 2011, titled No official protest for helicopter incident. In it, Bangkok Post reports that:

The government will not send Phom Penh a protest letter over the incident when Cambodian troops fired on a Thai military supply helicopter on the border in Trat province last week, Foreign Minister Surapong Tovichakchaikul said on Tuesday.

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Drgunzet

Meridian, ID

#1 Dec 20, 2011
Once again, we see Cambodia prevails over this incident. Thailand backs down.
Leeporter

Bangkok, Thailand

#2 Dec 20, 2011
No official protest because CAM already apologized for its fault.:)

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Cambodia expresses regret for shooting at chopper
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Cambodia yesterday expressed regret over an incident last week in which a Thai Navy helicopter was fired upon by its forces, portraying it as a misunderstanding.

Local officials and military |officers from both sides met at |the Administrative Centre Auditorium in Trat's Klong Yai district before noon yesterday. The closed-door meeting lasted about an hour.

Among the participants were Royal Thai Marine Corps commander Vice Admiral Pongsak Puriroj; Trat Governor Benjawan Anpruang; Cambodian Army deputy commander General Keo Samual; the governor of Cambodia's Koh Kong province, Boun Lert; and Pad Supa, an adviser to Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen.

On ThursdayDecember 15, the Navy Bell 212 helicopter was struck by machine-gun fire from the Cambodian side, causing damage to its rotor. At the time, the chopper was delivering food to Thai and Cambodian border soldiers based just 50 metres away.

Pongsak told a press conference after yesterday's meeting that the Cambodian side expressed regret for the incident and would take steps to see that it didn't happen again.

The Marine Corps chief said the helicopter was in Thai territory when it was fired upon, but that due to its proximity to the border, there was a misunderstanding over its location. He said the Thai Foreign Ministry would work with its Cambodian counterpart to negotiate compensation for the damage to the helicopter.

"Thailand and Cambodia still have amicable ties. We have to work together to improve trade and tourism," he said.

Keo Samual admitted it was the Cambodian side's fault and expressed regret over what happened. He explained that there had been a misunderstanding and flaws in communication.

At the end of the press conference, Pongsak and Keo Samual shook hands and embraced each other. The meeting participants later lunched together.

Meanwhile, Army commander-in-chief General Prayuth Chan-ocha yesterday said he did not think the incident would have an adverse impact on border-dispute talks between the two countries. The General Border Committee meeting would focus on a different area of the disputed border, he said.
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And we accept that apology.
Khmer History

Loveland, CO

#3 Dec 20, 2011
"The Thai navy insisted on Friday its helicopter had not crossed into Cambodian airspace when it was fired on while making a regular food delivery to marines in Trat province stationed only 50 metres from Cambodian troops.

Cambodian soldiers fired on the unarmed Bell 121 helicopter on Thursday afternoon.

Royal Thai Marine Corps commander Vice Admiral Pongsak Phuriroj said he had sent a protest letter to the Cambodian 3rd military region chief and would meet with him tomorrow in Thailand to clarify the issue.

Delivery of food to Thai troops on the border is a regular navy chore, he said.

“We even share meals with Cambodian troops because our relationship is very good. We eat together every day,” he said".

It was very close to Cambodia border. Thai helicopter should be docked at least a mile from Cambodia borders, otherwise, the next incident will be happened. Cambodia soldiers should guard their borders instead of having lunch with them.
Leeporter

Bangkok, Thailand

#4 Dec 20, 2011
Khmer History wrote:
It was very close to Cambodia border. Thai helicopter should be docked at least a mile from Cambodia borders, otherwise, the next incident will be happened. Cambodia soldiers should guard their borders instead of having lunch with them.
We share foods and Red Bull with Khmer soldiers all the time.

If we don't give foods to them, Khmer soldiers are already dead by starvation by now.:)
Khmer History

Loveland, CO

#5 Dec 20, 2011
Leeporter wrote:
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We share foods and Red Bull with Khmer soldiers all the time.
If we don't give foods to them, Khmer soldiers are already dead by starvation by now.:)
What is purpose of nice treatment from Thai soldiers, another land deal you Thai has in mind.
Leeporter

Bangkok, Thailand

#6 Dec 20, 2011
Khmer History wrote:
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What is purpose of nice treatment from Thai soldiers, another land deal you Thai has in mind.
Thai people always threat Lao and Khmer as our younger brothers.:)
Leeporter

Bangkok, Thailand

#7 Dec 20, 2011
^^ during day time we give Khmer soldier foods and during night time, we fight with them on duty.

That's how life works along the border.
Khmer History

Loveland, CO

#8 Dec 20, 2011
Leeporter wrote:
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Thai people always threat Lao and Khmer as our younger brothers.:)
Well, this story that Khmer never forget and I don't think that Khmer Surin did this to his family unless they are brainwashed by someone in charge.

Many Khmer people took refuge in Thailand. Thailand did not want Khmer to be so much into their territory and moved them toward the border. They moved Khmer from "chomroum site I to site II". They requested the French government for building supplies to build a new site farther away. This is one sign of Siamese abuse toward Khmer, and breaking one promise to Preah Ko. They have Thai soldiers enforcing regulations and punishing those who break them. Khmer refugees are never to trade with Thai. They are to be quarantined and accept food on rations, etc. Those found to make daily living by selling, etc. are raided and punished. The open-air markets were constantly raided by the Siamese soldiers. Punishments were severe indeed. A lady who was making a living by selling fried banana and other delectable treats, was reported to have a wok of boiling, cooking oil dumped on her by Thai soldier and killed her instantly. Other people were said to be shot while trying to cross borders to make trades. Others were buried up to their necks and left to die in the woods. These are just a few examples of Siamese oppressions toward Khmer.
Drgunzet

Meridian, ID

#9 Dec 20, 2011
Khmer History wrote:
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What is purpose of nice treatment from Thai soldiers, another land deal you Thai has in mind.
From I was told, Thai soldiers also gave food, drinks and cigarettes to the Vietnamese troops during 1979 - 1989 periods so that when there was any arm clash, the Viet troops will go easier on the Thai soldiers, allowing them to run. The Thai soldiers knew that they would be crushed so...better be nice with the enemies now for a little favors later.

I think the Thai soldiers have the same idea to the Cambodian soldiers, "Be nice to us, we used to give you stuffs".
Leeporter

Bangkok, Thailand

#10 Dec 20, 2011
Drgunzet wrote:
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From I was told, Thai soldiers also gave food, drinks and cigarettes to the Vietnamese troops during 1979 - 1989 periods so that when there was any arm clash, the Viet troops will go easier on the Thai soldiers, allowing them to run. The Thai soldiers knew that they would be crushed so...better be nice with the enemies now for a little favors later.
I think the Thai soldiers have the same idea to the Cambodian soldiers, "Be nice to us, we used to give you stuffs".
ungrateful
/&#716;&#601;n&#71 2;gr&#257;tf&#601;l/

Adjective: Not feeling or showing gratitude: "she's so ungrateful for everything we do".

That's the word found in the dictionary to describe Cambodians.:)
REMEMBER

Framingham, MA

#11 Dec 21, 2011
We will never know the truth. Thailand military media has been caught lying and twisting the facts around many time. We have seen that during the Preah Vihear Conflicts..

Thai Central Government vs Thai Military, they don't speak the same language and is never on the same page.

I wouldn't trust the thai military... they are scooting or testing the cambodian soldiers. that is my observation.
Khmer Man

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

#12 Dec 21, 2011
It is clear that they invade Cambodia territory, so they have no face to submit the official protest unless they wear the panty-mask like AbigShit did...

Since: Feb 11

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

#13 Dec 21, 2011
Leeporter wrote:
No official protest because CAM already apologized for its fault.:)
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Cambodia expresses regret for shooting at chopper
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Cambodia yesterday expressed regret over an incident last week in which a Thai Navy helicopter was fired upon by its forces, portraying it as a misunderstanding.
Local officials and military |officers from both sides met at |the Administrative Centre Auditorium in Trat's Klong Yai district before noon yesterday. The closed-door meeting lasted about an hour.
Among the participants were Royal Thai Marine Corps commander Vice Admiral Pongsak Puriroj; Trat Governor Benjawan Anpruang; Cambodian Army deputy commander General Keo Samual; the governor of Cambodia's Koh Kong province, Boun Lert; and Pad Supa, an adviser to Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen.
On ThursdayDecember 15, the Navy Bell 212 helicopter was struck by machine-gun fire from the Cambodian side, causing damage to its rotor. At the time, the chopper was delivering food to Thai and Cambodian border soldiers based just 50 metres away.
Pongsak told a press conference after yesterday's meeting that the Cambodian side expressed regret for the incident and would take steps to see that it didn't happen again.
The Marine Corps chief said the helicopter was in Thai territory when it was fired upon, but that due to its proximity to the border, there was a misunderstanding over its location. He said the Thai Foreign Ministry would work with its Cambodian counterpart to negotiate compensation for the damage to the helicopter.
"Thailand and Cambodia still have amicable ties. We have to work together to improve trade and tourism," he said.
Keo Samual admitted it was the Cambodian side's fault and expressed regret over what happened. He explained that there had been a misunderstanding and flaws in communication.
At the end of the press conference, Pongsak and Keo Samual shook hands and embraced each other. The meeting participants later lunched together.
Meanwhile, Army commander-in-chief General Prayuth Chan-ocha yesterday said he did not think the incident would have an adverse impact on border-dispute talks between the two countries. The General Border Committee meeting would focus on a different area of the disputed border, he said.
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And we accept that apology.
You know it's not an honestly-apologize, it's a political face.... hahhahaha

Maybe we can shoot their prince's heli next time and do an apologize again ^^ cos Thai are too kind and too stupid ^^

Since: Feb 11

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

#14 Dec 21, 2011
Leeporter wrote:
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Thai people always threat Lao and Khmer as our younger brothers.:)
Younger brother? Yes, I know some well-educated Thai does. But a majority stupid Thai don't ^^

Some well-educated Thai also feelshame of their history to steal many things from Laos and Khmer. So, they try to do thing to fulfill their fault in the past.
But a majority Thai don't, they still have their thick face from their older generation ^^

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