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Official Arrested After Blocking Land Program

The former deputy administration director from Kratie province was arrested yesterday, accused of incitement for interfering with the work of student volunteers in Prime Minister Hun Sen’s land-titling project, an official said. Chin Hongsry, 60, is accused of undermining the volunteers by telling the villagers to ...

Thais to reconsider oil MoU

Cambodian officials yesterday welcomed statements from Thailand’s foreign minister that an all-important 2001 memorandum of understanding on the Overlapping Claims Area would most likely be renewed. Foreign Minister Surapong Towichukchaikul said the MoU would be sent to Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra’s cabinet on October 18 ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011100551947/Business/thais-to-reconsider-oil-mou.html

Oil-claims talks 'highly likely'

Thailand is reportedly preparing to re-enter negotiations with Cambodia on the Overlapping Claims Area after officials from the two countries talked this week at the ASEAN Energy Business Forum in Brunei. Thai Energy Minister Pichai Naripthaphan said yesterday that he met informally with Ministry of Industry ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011092351817/Business/oil-claims-talks-highly-likely.html

Thailand’s Former Official Denies Secret Oil Talks

Thailand’s former Deputy Prime Minister Suthep Thaugsuban has denied Cambodia’s recent claim that he initiated secret bilateral talks over coveted oil reserves in disputed Gulf of Thailand waters, Thai news service MCOT reported Saturday. In a statement last week, the Cambodian National Petroleum Authority said ...

Oil dispute flares up

Secret meetings between high-ranking Thai and Cambodian officials to solve the demarcation of disputed offshore petroleum resources took place during the administration of Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva, the Cambodian National Petroleum Authority revealed yesterday.  In a statement some commentators described as “coordinated attack” by ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011083151353/Business/oil-dispute-flares-up.html

Oil Dispute CNPA ready to discuss claims area

Returning to the negotiating table is once again a possibility for the Cambodian National Petroleum Authority now that they have a stronger legal team. Due to the appointment of ousted Thai prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra as an economic advisor to Cambodia, Thailand put the 2001 ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011072250560/Business/oil-dispute-cnpa-ready-to-discuss-claims-area.html

Oil dispute optimism

A solution to the Overlapping Claims Area (OCA) in the Gulf of Thailand may be at hand due to the election of Puea Thai. Petroleum companies are said to to be ready to explore the region, an area of more than 27,000 square kilometers. A ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011072150552/Business/oil-dispute-optimism.html

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