No request for help investigating Thai bombing, Cambodian officials say

Cambodian authorities say they have received no request for aid in the Thai investigation of a bombing in Bangkok in August, following the detention of a second suspect near the Cambodian border on Tuesday. ...

Phorn Bopha

Bomb pair in Cambodia, say police

Police believe the two prime bombing suspects in the Erawan and Sathon pier explosions are hiding in Cambodia and have asked Phnom Penh authorities to hunt them down, a Crime Suppression Division (CSD) source said Monday. ...

Bangkok Post News Staff

People power 'needed to sustain forests'

Asia has a unique opportunity to fight climate change and lift many more people out of poverty if it invests more in the communities living in its forests, experts said. ...

The Nation News Staff

MOU signed for better quality of life in Thailand-Cambodia

Thailand and Cambodia have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the objective of improving the livelihood of the people of both nations. ...

Pattaya Mail News Staff

US extends GSP for Thailand

The United States has agreed to renew its Generalised System of Preferences (GSP) for Thailand until the end of 2017, the Commerce Ministry revealed on Wednesday. The reinstatement order happened on Monday. It is valid four years and five months. As the tariff privilege takes retroactive ...

Bangkok Post News Staff

Thai banks offer joint loan to provider of microfinance in Cambodia

Three Thai banks – Siam Commercial Bank (SCB), TMB Bank (TMB) and Kiatnakin Bank (KKB) – together with Netherlands-based ING Bank have offered a syndicated loan of US$65 million (Bt2.2 billion) to PRASAC Microfinance Institution, the biggest microfinance provider in Cambodia. ...

Sucheera Pinijparakarn

SMEs' blueprint for success in Cambodia

A GOOD media planning strategy is essential for small and medium-sized enterprises from Thailand to break into Cambodia, a marketing guru told a recent seminar. Somphob Ritthikulprasert, executive adviser at ARS Chemical (Thailand), said to tap into Cambodia’s growing consumer market, Thai SMEs should learn how ...

Watchidranont Thongtep

Thailand placed under nationwide MERS alert

The Public Health Ministry has put Thailand on a nationwide alert for MERS after one foreigner tested positive for the virus at a Bangkok hospital on Thursday, with various measures being implemented to ensure it does not spread. ...

The Cambodia Herald News Staff

Thai condo collapse kills 3 Cambodian migrants

At least six people, including three Cambodian migrant workers, were killed late on Monday when a condominium construction project north of Bangkok collapsed, according to news reports, officials and witnesses at the scene. Twenty-four people, at least one of whom is Cambodian, were also injured in ...

Vong Sokheng and Laignee Barron

Vietnam to train commercial pilots for Cambodia's national airline

The Viet Flight Training Joint Stock Company (VFT) signed an agreement on Tuesday to help train Cambodians in Vietnam as commercial pilots for kingdom’s national flag carrier Cambodia Angkor Air (CAA). CAA’s President Tek Rethsamrach said the deal would greatly contribute to developing human resources in ...

Global Post News Staff

Bodies pulled from rubble

After four days of waiting amid a mounting death count, Yat Meng got a call that his younger brother, Pheng, was found dead yesterday, buried under the concrete slabs of a collapsed condominium just north of Bangkok. Pheng, 20, was one of two dead Cambodian migrant ...

Vong Sokheng and Laignee Barron

Police rescue stranded Cambodians

Seventy-five Cambodian workers and six children marooned for 10 days after being lured to build a resort on Koh Mook in Trang’s Kantang district were rescued on Sunday evening. Meanwhile, Employment Department chief Sumet Mahosot yesterday said 444,097 migrant workers and 48,541 accompanying persons had ...

Khanita Sitong and Thammarat Kijchalong

Thai bus firm to expand into Cambodia

Bus operator Nakhonchai Air plans to open three new services linking Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam.  Kruewan Wongrakmit, managing director of Nakhonchai Air Co, said she hoped to launch new services. ...

Amornrat Mahitthirook

Coup reorients relations with Cambodia

Thailand’s military coup has reoriented Thai-Cambodian relations with surprising effects. Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen’s overt enmity and confrontation towards Thailand over the past several years have become conciliatory and accommodating for the time being. Whether this new pattern of bilateral ties is solidified depends ...

Thitinan Pongsudhirak

Thais detain ‘large number’

A large group of Cambodian migrants were rounded up and detained in a Bangkok prison at the end of May, where many still remain, Thai officials told the Post yesterday. Separate unconfirmed reports that at least 130 Cambodians had been in detention for more than a month emerged ...

Alice Cuddy and Kevin Ponniah

Thais hit Cambodia casinos to sidestep junta betting blitz

Desperate for a flutter during a junta crackdown on gambling at home, Thais are making a beeline for casinos in a seedy Cambodian border town — which has already been deluged by migrants also fleeing the kingdom. For over a decade Poipet, a scruffy, vice-ridden frontier ...

Business World Online News Staff

Legal Cambodians may return, says Thailand

Thai officials said Tuesday they will take back Cambodian workers who re-enter the country legally. The statement follows a mass exodus in recent weeks of tens of thousands of Cambodians amid rumors of a crackdown on undocumented workers. Koy Kuong, a spokesman for Cambodia’s Foreign Ministry, told ...

Kong Sothanarith

Cambodian families calling relatives to return from Thailand

Fearing a military crackdown on illegal workers, Wiang left his construction site in Bangkok without even receiving a single baht for many weeks of work. “My employer said he could pay on June 28. But we can’t wait till then,” the 32-year-old Cambodian lamented yesterday as ...

The Cambodia Herald News Staff

Out of jail, garment worker sees uncertain future

When Pang Vunny walks around his rented room just off of Veng Sreng Boulevard, he waves his hand from side to side in front of him, like a man feeling his way in the dark. Ever since he was arrested and badly beaten on January 2 ...

May Titthara

Put trips to Bangkok on hold: gov’t

The government asked Cambodians to avoid all nonessential travel to Bangkok following Thailand’s imposition of martial law. “The situation is calm and we will continue monitoring it, but travellers planning to go to Thailand should hold off for now,” Information Minister Khieu Kanharith said after an ...

Cheang Sokha

Compensation demanded for 5 killed in blast

Cambodia asked Thailand Friday to compensate the families of five Cambodians killed when a World War II bomb exploded in a scrap metal shop in Bangkok. The explosion on Wednesday killed a total of seven people, injured 20 others and destroyed or damaged 10 buildings. “Our ...

Sek Odom

Tragedy hits home

Seven Cambodians are now believed to have been killed and 14 injured by a falling beam at a construction site in Thailand on Tuesday, Foreign Affairs spokesman Koy Kuong said yesterday. “Cambodian embassy officials in Bangkok are working with the Thai police to find out the ...

Cheang Sokha and Shane Worrell

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