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Sar Kheng chastises border authorities over illegal logging

Interior Minister Sar Kheng has blamed local officials posted along the Cambodian-Thai border for failing to curb the flow of illegal loggers sneaking across the border to cut down trees in Thailand. Mr Kheng said on Saturday in Oddar Meanchey province that up to 100 Cambodian ...

Taing Vida
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50551911/sar-kheng-chastises-border-authorities-over-illegal-logging/

Luxury wood found near border

A mixed group of nearly 40 officials based at the Cambodian-Thai border in Pailin province seized first-class timber on Wednesday, but failed to catch the suspects who illegally entered Thailand to log it, according to police yesterday. ...

Pav Suy
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/31671/luxury-wood-found-near-border/

Unmanned drone explodes in sky over Cambodia's Preah Vihear temple area

An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) exploded in the sky over Cambodia’s Preah Vihear temple, a world heritage site, on Sunday, causing panic among troops stationed along the Cambodian-Thai border, a Cambodian spokesman said. ...

Shanghai Daily News Staff
http://shanghaidaily.com/article/article_xinhua.aspx?id=257117

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

Tiffs over stalls dog border checkpoints

Cambodian and Thai officials are having trouble resolving tensions over border checkpoints in Oddar Meanchey, Cambodian authorities said yesterday. Following a verbal request from Thai border police that their Cambodian counterparts rejected last week, Thai officers submitted a letter last Friday asking Cambodian authorities to move ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013012160885/National/tiffs-over-stalls-dog-border-checkpoints.html

Alleged rosewood loggers shot dead by Thai troops

Three Cambodians were shot and killed early on Saturday morning after engaging in a firefight while illegally logging along the Thai border, officials said yesterday. The three are believed to have been shot after crossing from Battambang’s Samlot district into Thai territory while logging luxury rosewood “The ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012110559573/National-news/alleged-rosewood-loggers-shot-dead-by-thai-troops.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

PM calls for crackdown on border

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday implored authorities along Cambodia’s northern border to redouble their efforts at stopping illegal loggers from sneaking into Thailand, where more than a dozen have been shot dead by Thai soldiers so far this year. The 13 Cambodians fatally shot by Thai ...

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