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In Brief: Govt poised to recover antiquities

In Brief: Govt poised to recover antiquities

The government has said a delegation is ready to visit Thailand to get back seven smuggled sandstone antiquities. The announcement comes after the Thai Cabinet this week approved the return of the stolen sculptures. Khim Sarith, a secretary of state at the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts who will lead the delegation, said the seven items were among 43 pieces claimed by Cambodia, adding: "We will continue to negotiate for the remaining antiquities." The sculptures were seized in 1999 by Thai customs agents.

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