Tainted chicken seized at border

Over 1,500 kilograms of poor quality chicken bones and other tainted goods imported from Thailand have been seized and destroyed by Camcontrol officials in Banteay Meanchey and Battambang province this week. ...

Pech Sotheary

Thais deporting more than 100 daily

On an average day, more than 100 Cambodians are sent back from Thailand through the Poipet International Checkpoint amid the Thai government’s crackdown on undocumented foreign workers, according to the Banteay Meanchey provincial governor yesterday. ...

Pav Suy

105 Chinese arrested at senator’s Poipet casino

More than 100 Chinese nationals believed to be wanted for crimes in their home country were arrested on Wednesday at a CPP senator’s casino in Poipet City, which had to be shut down during the operation, police said. ...

Saing Soenthrith

‘Anarchic’ Poipet fees decried

New reports of border officials at Poipet International Checkpoint demanding extra from travellers crossing the border between Cambodia and Thailand have again thrown the spotlight on the oft-maligned western gateway to the Kingdom, with an opposition lawmaker pledging action to stop the “anarchy”. ...

Phak Seangly

Poipet checkpoint customs chief to be replaced

The head of customs at the Poipet International Checkpoint, the site of numerous recent protests by handcart-pullers complaining of arbitrary fees for transporting goods across the border, will be replaced Wednesday, according to the Banteay Meanchey provincial customs chief. ...

Saing Soenthrith

Loggers sent back from Thailand

Four Cambodian migrant workers who were arrested earlier this month for allegedly trying to re-enter Cambodia with fake documents were exonerated by a Thai court and released yesterday, Banteay Meanchey Deputy Governor Um Reatrey has said. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya

Thailand deports monks across border

Thai authorities deported 20 Cambodian monks through the Poipet International Checkpoint on Saturday after they illegally crossed into Thailand to seek alms, an immigration official said Monday. ...

Hul Reaksmey

Group of 20 monks repatriated

Following a number of separate arrests made in Thailand, a bus shepherded 20 Cambodian monks back home through the international checkpoint at Poipet on Saturday afternoon, local officials said yesterday. ...

Taing Vida

Handcart-pullers block border checkpoint over bribes

More than 100 handcart-pullers who transport goods across the Cambodian-Thai border protested at the Poipet International Checkpoint in Banteay Meanchey province on Thursday, accusing the Poipet City governor of breaking his promise to stop customs officials from demanding exorbitant bribes of them. ...

Saing Soenthrith

Police arrest 17 Bangladeshis wanted for human trafficking

A yearlong investigation by immigration police culminated in the arrest on Saturday of 17 Bangladeshi men hiding in Phnom Penh and Poipet City to avoid charges of human trafficking in their home country, police said Sunday. Three of the fugitives, arrested   at a guesthouse in Phnom ...

Ben Sokhean

Minister warns of poor checks at Thai border

Labor Minister Ith Sam Heng said Monday that Thai border officials may be letting Cambodian migrant workers back into Thailand with incomplete paperwork, opening them up to the same risks both countries have been trying to avoid since a mass exodus of Cambodian workers over ...

Phorn Bopha and Aun Pheap

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

‘One-stop office’ to help migrants at border

Following an exodus of more than 200,000 Cambodian workers from Thailand in the past two weeks, the junta has urged Cambodia to expedite planned border offices that will facilitate legal labour migration. Responding to that request, Cambodia announced yesterday that the first “one-stop service office” would ...

Chhay Channyda and Laignee Barron

Thai gamblers drop after coup

The number of Thai visitors crossing the border to place bets at Cambodian casinos has fallen since that country’s military staged a coup late last month. Kim Ledaro, managing director of Crown Resorts Co, which operates three Crown-branded casino resorts in Bantey Meanchey province’s Poipet town, ...

Chan Muyhong

Floodwaters Recede in Banteay Meanchey

Floodwaters appeared to be receding in Banteay Meanchey province yesterday, after almost a week of heavy rains saw several communes inundated and over 4,000 families evacuated, provincial authorities said. “The situation is now under control,” said Ngor Mengchroun, governor of Poipet City-one of the worst hit ...

Thousands of Families Evacuated Due to Floods

More than 3,100 families have now been evacuated from their homes as flooding spreads in Banteay Meanchey province, the deputy head of the National Committee for Disaster Managment (NCDM) said yesterday. About 3,000 of those families have been evacuated from Poipet City alone, and another 148 ...

Fewer Cambodians Cross Poipet to Work in Thailand

The number of Cambodian workers passing through Poipet international checkpoint to work in Thailand decreased by 10 percent during the first six months of the year compared to 2011, an immigration police officer said yesterday. Leak Romnea, chief of administration of Banteay Meanchey province’s Poipet immigration ...

Tractor Imports From Thailand Decline

The number of agricultural tractors and power-trailers imported to Cambodia through the Poipet International Checkpoint in Banteay Meanchey province has decreased by 72 percent in the first six months of the year, compared to the same period last year, the provincial commerce department said. Thong Thyna, ...

Direct Bangkok-Phnom Penh Bus Route Officially Opens Commences

Starting today, 22 Cambodian buses and a truck will be allowed to transport passengers and goods directly between Phnom Penh and Bangkok, an official said yesterday. “We will officially open the Poipet International Checkpoint [to buses and trucks] on the Thai border,” said Suon Vanhong, deputy ...

In Poipet, Motorcycle Taxi Drivers Protest Police Abuse

More than 35 motorcycle taxi drivers protested in front of military police headquarters in Poipet City yesterday, calling for military police to protect them from an immigration police officer who has allegedly been shocking them with an electric baton, police and protesters said. Proem Sareom, one of the drivers protesting ...

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