Thomson Reuters' map has shrunk Cambodian territory by 4,515 sq. km

Thursday, April 22, 2010

By Khmerization
Source: Kampuchea Thmey

The Cambodian government is furious that Thomson Reuters Foundation, an international news service, had shrunk Cambodia's land mass by 4,515 sq. kilometres, reports Kampuchea Thmey.

Thomson Reuters Foundation had listed in its official website the total Cambodian territory as 176,520 sq. kilometres, instead of the official total area of 181,035 sq. kilometres recorded in all official documents.

The Cambodian Council of Ministers (CoM) had written a letter since 12th April requesting Thomson Reuters for a correction, but up until now it said it had not received any correspondences from Thomson Reuters yet.

Mr. Tith Sothea, spokesman for the CoM's Press and Quick Reaction Unit, said the Cambodian government had requested Thomson Reuters to correct the mistake as a matter of urgency. However, up until now the CoM had not received any official reply from Thomson Reuters yet, he said.

During the 22nd SEA Games hosted by Vietnam in Hanoi in 2003, the Games official website listed Cambodia's total area as 176,520 sq. kilometres. The website only change Cambodia's land mass to 181,035 sq. km after Khmer overseas strongly protested.


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