B ANGKOK - A UN official and his woman companion, both from Belgium, are
missing on the Thai-Cambodian border and might have been seized by Khmer Rouge
guerrillas, a Thai army officer said on May 25.
Michel Baran of Brussels
and his friend Nathalie Roobaert went missing on May 23 near Preah Vihear
temple, ancient ruins on the Cambodian side of the border, the officer said. He
said they might have accidentally crossed the border.
The Thai military
unit responsible for the area had initially identified Baran as
Preah Vihear temple, located on a escarpment, has been hotly
contested by Cambodian troops and the Khmer Rouge, who currently control the