return of seven Angkorian artefacts from Thailand has been delayed by
unrest in Bangkok, Culture Ministry Secretary of State Chuch Phoeun
said Monday. The artefacts, which were seized by Thai authorities after
being smuggled across the border in 2000, were to be repatriated during
Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva's aborted visit to Cambodia last
week. "We hope that the Thai government ... will honor our agreement to
return the artefacts," Chuch Phoeun said.