Monday, April 11, 2011
Sacravatoons no 1969 : " Cluster Bomb "
The UK-based Cluster Munition Coalition claimed that it had evidence and confirmation from the Thai representative in Geneva, Sihasak Puangketkaeo, showing that Thailand had used cluster bombs in the border skirmish with Cambodia.
Sihasak, Thailand's ambassador to the UN, said he had been misquoted.
"Unfortunately, I was misquoted in the press release. I never used the term 'cluster munitions' at any point in the meeting when referring to the 'dual-purpose improved conventional munitions' type of weapon we used," Sihasak told The Nation.
The ambassador said he had double-checked with Thai top brass on the types of weapons that had been used in the border clash.
CMC director Laura Cheeseman insisted that two separate, onsite investigations had proved that 155mm Dual-Purpose Improved Conventional Munitions (DPICM) were used by the Thai military during the exchange. "These are cluster munitions," she told The