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Foreign visitors to Cambodia's World Heritage Preah Vihear temple rise 39 pct in 5 months

Cambodia’s Preah Vihear temple, a World Heritage site, received 4,710 foreign tourists in the first five months of this year, up 39 percent compared with the same period last year, statistics by Preah Vihear province’s tourism department showed Tuesday. Kong Vibol, chief of the department, said ...

http://www.asean-china-center.org/english/2013-06/19/c_132468531.htm

Poipet Vendors Protest Corrupt Border Officials

More than 800 street vendors and drivers of taxis, tuk-tuks and motorcycles working the border area between Banteay Meanchey province and Thailand yesterday marched through Poipet City calling for an end to the rampant corruption being carried out by border officials. Migrant workers who cross ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

Thailand, Cambodia Recommit to Border Growth

The foreign ministers of Thailand and Cambodia signed a memorandum of understanding in Phnom Penh yesterday reconfirming their commitment to developing their joint border with new economic zones, checkpoints and a 1,800-MW power plant. “We have agreed to create four international checkpoints to improve trade ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

Task of Obtaining Passport Is Adding To Illegal Migration Problem

Thousands of Cambodians cross the border via illegal checkpoints into Thailand every year. Some end up working in slave-like conditions on illegal fishing trawlers. Others work in factories while getting paid under the table. It is often a last resort fraught with danger and uncertainty and ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/task-of-obtaining-passport-is-adding-to-illegal-migration-problem-30629/

Ministers sign deals to bolster trust

Thailand and Cambodia have signed four new agreements focused on bolstering trust and maintaining security. Defence Minister Sukumpol Suwanatat made the announcement after the 9th GBC meeting at Wangjuntr Golf Park in Rayong’s Wang Chan district. He said one of the four agreements concerned the spread of ...

http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/local/350635/ministers-sign-deals-to-bolster-trust

Land, Borders Reemerge as Top Issues for 2013 Elections

With national elections less than a year away, ruling party officials have begun a publicity campaign to show they are tackling tough issues facing the country, such as border delineation and land grabs, but opposition leaders say the Cambodian People’s Party cannot claim it has ...

http://www.voacambodia.com/content/land-borders-reemerge-as-top-issues-for-2013-elections/1503054.html

Government Says Constitutional Amendment Is Not a Change

The government has taken exception to language used to refer to its plan to amend the Constitution dealing with Cambodia’s borders, saying that the planned “amendment” does not constitute a “change”. Prime Minister Hun Sen on Tuesday said that he had launched a study to amend ...

India Funds Three-Nation Road

$500-million loan from New Delhi to help build 3,200km highway through Myanmar and linking to Thailand The trilateral highway project will allow freight and container trucks to move across the borders from India to Myanmar and Thailand via Chiang Rai and border towns. It will play ...

http://www.nationmultimedia.com/business/India-funds-three-nation-road-30188145.html

Trade, Tourism To Get Boost Along Phnom Penh-Bangkok Route

Cambodia and Thailand are poised for a boost in trade and tourism following a new agreement taking effect today that simplifies procedures at a key border crossing between the two nations. “The ability to move people, goods, and vehicles across borders efficiently and responsibly is at the heart of regional economic integration,” said Craig Steffensen, ...

http://thesoutheastasiaweekly.com/

Villagers Claim Chief Signed Away Their Land

Sixteen ethnic minority families in Ratanakkiri province have claimed that they are being forced from their land after a commune chief signed it away, and that commune borders have been redrawn to dispossess them. On Friday, the families, who have been living on 30 hectares of ...

Government Creates 4 New Fishing Conservation Areas

In an effort to increase fish stocks, the Ministry of Agriculture on Wednesday adopted a sub-decree to create four conservation areas in Kandal, Kompong Cham, Prey Veng and Takeo provinces where all fishing activities will be prohibited. Signed by Prime Minister Hun Sen on April 6, ...

EU Eyes Asean as Solution for Troubles at Home

As Europe continues to navigate its way through a two-year debt crisis, EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht yesterday sought to put Europe at the center of Southeast Asia’s future at the EU-Asean Business Summit in Phnom Penh, and urged EU investors to take advantage ...

Phl, Cambodia working together to combat transnational crimes

The Philippines and Cambodia are working together through the Joint Commission for Bilateral Cooperation (JCBC) to combat transnational crimes within their borders, the Philippine Ambassador to Cambodia has said. They also strengthened talks on human development and exchange of experts on agriculture, capacity building through ...

http://www.zambotimes.com/archives/45744-Phl,-Cambodia-working-together-to-combat-transnational-crimes.html

Voices divided pre-ASEAN

Protecting human rights, especially those of Cambodian migrant workers traversing borders to countries such as Malaysia, dominated discussions at yesterday’s ASEAN Peoples’ Forum, one of two competing pre-summit forums that claim to be giving a voice to Cambodians. Speaking at yesterday’s forum, Seng Sakda, director-general ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012032955323/National-news/voices-divided-pre-asean.html

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