Saturday, June 13, 2009
Thailand returns 7 stolen artifacts to Cambodia
The 7 were smuggled from Cambodia to Thailand about 10 year ago. Chuch Phoeung, secretary of state of the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts, told Xinhua Thailand also pledged to return the remaining 36 pieces at the request of Prime Minister Hun Sen, but only when all proven documents are presented. When asked whether any other Cambodian artifacts were stolen and illegally smuggled to other countries, Chuch Phoeung said, to his best knowledge, five pieces are in Switzerland and one piece in Indonesia.