|The seized artefacts, some are fake, some authentic, |
they need going through sorting out what's what
and what was from where (Bangkok Post)
'Cambodia asks to see Pongpat trove' Bangkok Post 17 Dec 2014.
UPDATE 4th Jan 2015
'P'Penh stalled over Pongpat antiques', Bangkok Post 1 Jan 2015.
Thailand has delayed indefinitely a request by Cambodian government officials to inspect the huge trove of antiques and art seized from the network of suspects linked to disgraced former Central Investigation Bureau chief Pongpat Chayapan. [...] the Ministry of Foreign Affairs told the Cambodian embassy in Bangkok that any inspection [...] would have to wait while the government sorts out "internal issues." Koy Kuong, spokesman for the Cambodian foreign ministry, said the embassy was not told what those internal issues were, but, regardless, he said Cambodia remains interested in the collection of sculptures, statues and bas-reliefs [...], said to be Cambodian sculptures, reliefs and carvings from temple sites.[...] The Khmer relics, including Buddha statues, works presumed to be from Phnom Da, and figurines of Hindu deities, may date as far back as 1,400 years ago to the seventh century, Thailand's Fine Arts Department said.