Diary can report that the optical retailer Specsavers has waded into the century-long dispute. The brand's creative team, shooting in Thailand (with cameras, not guns), got caught up in the action. They were filming from an aircraft carrier when the government called a state of emergency. The carrier was put on red alert, but the crew carried on filming. Diary can picture the next Specsavers TV ad now. Surrounded by rubble, Cambodian and Thai troops squint at a map, with the tagline: "Should have gone to Specsavers."
In international news, there has been an unlikely twist in the ongoing boundary conflict between Cambodia and Thailand.