Former foreign minister Noppadon Pattama shows no sign of anxiety over his looming fight with the anti-graft agency in the Supreme Court's Criminal Division for Holders of Political Positions over the controversial "Preah Vihear communique" in 2008.
Then foreign minister Noppadon Pattama points to the area on the border where Preah Vihear temple is sited, showing that Thailand will lose no territory in approving the Cambodian map on June 18, 2008. He resigned less than a month later. (Post file photo)
Mr Noppadon said on Friday he protected the Thai claim to the disputed 4.6 square kilometres of land around the temple claimed by both Bangkok and Phnom Penh when he was seeking cabinet approval for the joint communique backing Phnom Penh's push for Preah Vihear temple to be listed as a world heritage site by Unesco.
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