Two Cambodians convicted following Thailand market melee

Officials are attempting to se­cure the release of two Cambo­dian men who were sentenced to three months in a Thai prison on Thursday after being summarily convicted of at­tacking government inspectors at a market in Sa Kaeo province the day before, ac­cording to the Ministry ...

Khuon Narim

Bale festival seeks to spark pastoral tourism

Driving on National Road 6 through recently harvested rice fields, six 10-meter-tall structures emerge like vortexes from the sparse terrain. Not far along is the commotion of a country fair: bale mazes, archery games, face painting, a ferris wheel and blaring Khmer pop music. Welcome to ...

Aria Danaparamita and Mech Dara

Poipet city taxi drivers protest new checkpoint

Dozens of taxi drivers in Poipet City protested Monday against the creation of a new checkpoint where they are forced to pay costly bribes to transport goods that have been smuggled across the border from Thailand. ... ...

Ouch Sony

Company keeps farming on revoked plantation

One of 11 firms that had their economic land concessions revoked by the Ministry of Environment on Friday has continued to work its former land in Banteay Meanchey province, according to local residents. ... ...

Kuch Naren

Thai farmers again encroach on Cambodian land

Border police in Banteay Meanchey province were unable to stop 30 Thai farmers from plowing land inside Cambodia territory on Monday and had to wait for Thai officials to arrive and order the farmers back across the border, according to local officials. Prak Sarath, deputy commander ...

Khuon Narim

For villagers losing land, Hun Sen is last resort

Three separate communities from across the country were in Phnom Penh on Monday to petition Prime Minister Hun Sen to personally intervene to help settle their various land disputes. Communities affected by alleged land grabs in Phnom Penh and beyond often appeal directly to Mr. Hun ...

Khuon Narim

Gov’t begins effort to send workers back to Thailand

With Thailand and Cambodia both feeling the pinch from the sudden exodus of more than 200,000 Cambodian workers out of Thailand, the two countries are now working together to try and get them back to their old jobs legally, as fast as possible. Some 225,000 Cambodians, ...

Phorn Bopha

Thailand shuts 6 checkpoints in Banteay Meanchey

Six border checkpoints in Banteay Meanchey province were on Saturday closed unilaterally and without warning by Thailand, local officials and border police said. Lieutenant Colonel So Channry, chief of the 911 border battalion in O’Chrov district, said that Thai authorities had closed the checkpoints, one of ...

Ben Sokhean

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