Two teams of spokesmen to explain temple case
The Defence and Foreign ministries have appointed two teams of spokesmen to explain the international court battle over ownership of a plot of land around the Preah Vihear Temple.
Defence Ministry Spokesman Col Thanatip Sawangsaeng said his ministry had assigned Lt-General Thanchaiyan Srisuwan, chief of the Supreme Command's Directorate of Operations, to be head of the military spokesmen team.
Natthawut Photisaro, deputy permanent secretary, will be head of the Foreign Ministry's team of spokesmen.
The two teams would cooperate in disseminating information to the public about the battle in the International Court of Justice for sovereignty over the plot, Thanatip said.
Thanatip said Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra would today chair a meeting of the legal team in charge of fighting the case, and the two chief spokesmen had been assigned to attend the meeting.
"The Defence Ministry will work parallel with the Foreign Ministry. The Defence Ministry will explain issues related to security and military while the Foreign Ministry will explain the legal technicalities of the court battle, Thanatip said.