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Thousands of crimes along the borders prevented: Defence Ministry

The Defence Ministry yesterday reported that it cracked down on more than 2,900 border crimes during the first six months of this year while pledging to continue cooperation with neighbouring countries to fight crimes. ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50620479/thousands-of-crimes-along-the-borders-prevented-defence-ministry/

Illegal loggers, trafficker return

Fourteen Cambodian men jailed in Thailand for drug trafficking or illegal logging have been released in the past week after reaching the end of their sentences, a border official said yesterday. Touch Ra, director of the Chaom Sangam Cambodia-Thailand border checkpoint in Oddar Meanchey province, said ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012110759616/National-news/illegal-loggers-trafficker-return.html

Thai soldiers kill 3 Cambodian loggers

Thai soldiers have shot dead three Cambodian men for illegally cutting rosewood on the frontier of Thai territory He [Prach Chan, governor of Cambodia’ s Battambang province] said the Thai side claimed that the men illegally entered Thai territory for logging purposes on Saturday, in an ...

http://www.straitstimes.com/breaking-news/se-asia/story/thai-soldiers-kill-3-cambodian-loggers-xinhua-20121104

Cambodian king visits Vietnam to cement bilateral ties

Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni began a 3-day state visit to Vietnam starting on Monday at the invitation of Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang, local media reported. The visit, the fourth made by Cambodian king since he came to the throne in 2004, will likely elevate further ...

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2012-09/24/c_131869525.htm

Bad weather affects border trade, seafood prices

Thailand’s border trade at Chanthaburi has dropped by half due to the heavy rain in many eastern provinces, while erratic changes of weather in the southern provinces has caused the increased price of seafood. Thai-Cambodian Business and Tourism Association vice chairman Sombat Juengtrakul said that ...

http://www.pattayamail.com/business/bad-weather-affects-border-trade-seafood-prices-16869

Thai-Cambodian border trade thriving

The border trade between Thailand and Cambodia from January to April this year is worth over 26 billion baht, which is an increase of 25.5 percent year-on-year. According to Mr. Sittiporn Bangkaew, Director of the Surin Provincial Office of Commercial Affairs, Surin province shares ...

http://www.pattayamail.com/business/thai-cambodian-border-trade-thriving-15833

For Health Care, Cambodians Choose Vietnam

“I trust the Cambodian doctors with a simple problem. But if it’s a serious illness, and I need an operation or something, I don’t really trust them,” said Ly Molina, 31, a businesswoman from Phnom Penh. Ms. Molina spoke as she waited for a bus to ...

In 6 Months, 26 Shot Dead on Border While Illegally Logging

In the first six months of the year, 26 Cambodians have been shot dead by the Thai military while illegally logging along the border, nearly double the number killed in all of 2011. “According to the Cambodian-Thai Relations Bureau documents for the semester, there were 26 ...

Farmland included in border exchange

Cambodia and Vietnam’s border shuffle in Kampong Cham won’t involve ceding the two previously discussed villages to Vietnam, a government official said yesterday, but it will include farmland meant to compensate Vietnam for the ethnic Khmer villages on what is believed to be the Vietnamese ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012071257374/National-news/farmland-included-in-border-exchange.html

Vietnam, Cambodia finally separate, together again

The official marking of the border comes as the two countries commemorate 45 years of diplomatic relations. Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen said at the ceremony he wanted the border to become “a mechanism of good friendship forever” ...

http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/2012-06-26/vietnam-cambodia-finally-separate-together-again/967580

Women flee from Thai karaoke parlor slavery

Two Cambodian women escaped Thailand on Friday a week after being trafficked across the border and sold into sex slavery in a Thai karaoke parlour, according to the rights group Adhoc and Anti-Human Trafficking and Juvenile Protection officials. Tan Kimrany, an officer for Adhoc’s Women’s Rights ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012061256744/National-news/women-flee-from-thai-karaoke-parlour-slavery.html

Buses to Run Direct to and from Bangkok

Starting next month, 80 Cambodian and Thai buses and trucks will be allowed to transport goods and passengers directly between Bangkok and Phnom Penh for the first time, an official said yesterday. Suon Vanhong, deputy director of transport at the Ministry of Public Works and Transport, ...

Thai-Cambodia agricultural zones set for establishment

Cambodia and Thailand have agreed to set up specialised agricultural export zones along the border inside Cambodia in a bid to curb any suspension of cross-border trade from Thailand, as well as to achieve a 30 per cent increase in bilateral trade year-on-year, commerce official ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012052456351/Business/thai-cambodia-agricultural-zones-set-for-establishment.html

Hundreds Stopped in Attempt to Curb Illegal Logging on Border

Hundreds of would-be illegal loggers have been stopped this year by provincial authorities in Preah Vihear, Oddar Meanchey and Banteay Meanchey who have stopped them from crossing the border into Thailand, where Thai soldiers have killed 17 Cambodians so far this year. In Preah Vihear alone, ...

Thailand's allure is strong in Srei Snam

Dry, parched ground – evidence of severe dry season drought – stretches for miles in Siem Reap’s Srei Snam district. In a couple of months, the rains will flood these fields. Both conditions make it equally impossible to produce a good harvest. Srei Snam was a ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012051056096/National-news/looking-for-a-better-life.html

Thailand Asked to Help Stop Labor Smuggling

Cambodian officials asked their Thai counterparts during a meeting Friday to crack down on human smugglers on their side of the border who bring Cambodians in to work in Thailand. Banteay Meanchey provincial government spokesman Ouk Keoratanak said a delegation led by provincial Deputy Governor Try ...

Blocked Cassava Permitted Into Thailand

Cambodia cassava exports to Thailand resumed yesterday along the Banteay Meanchey province border after Thai commerce officials agreed to expedite the granting of licenses that had prevented 1,600 tons of cassava from entering Thailand, officials and exporters said. The cassava, which had been stuck in trucks ...

1,600 Tons of Cassava Stuck at Thai Border

More than 1,600 tons of cassava have been stuck at the Thai-Cambodian border in Banteay Meanchey for several days because Thai officials have banned imports of the crop in an effort to support domestic prices at home, officials and exporters said yesterday. The cassava, 800 tons ...

Gaming firm to expand Poipet operations

American Stock Exchange-listed Entertainment Gaming Asia Inc has announced it will build and operate a slot hall as an addition to an existing casino in Poipet city on Cambodia’s border with Thailand, according to a company statement. ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012040455409/Business/gaming-firm-to-expand-poipet-operations.html

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