Thailand and Cambodia to discuss reopening borders along Sa Kaeo
Thai officials plan to hold talks with their counterparts in Cambodia to discuss reopening the land borders between the two countries. The governor of the border province Sa Kaeo held a meeting yesterday to discuss plans for reopening entry checkpoints. ...
Khmer Times Staff
Three men arrested, one shot by Thai forces
A Cambodian national was shot and two others arrested in Thailand last week while allegedly smuggling drugs across the border, officials said yesterday. ...
Thailand breaks silence on corpses
The Thai government yesterday broke its silence on charred remains found 10 days ago alleged to have been two Cambodians burned alive by Thai soldiers, saying no conclusion had been reached. Cambodia’s western neighbour has been slow to release investigative findings about what could prove to ...
Workers end Thai-Cambodia border protest
About 300 disgruntled Cambodian workers and used-garment merchants last night ended their blockade on the border with Thailand. The workers had earlier parked their two-wheel carts in front of the Aranyaprathet-Poi Pet border checkpoint on the Poi Pet side of the Thai-Cambodian friendship bridge. They demanded ...
Bangkok Post Staff
Thai junta to fast-track visas for Cambodians
Thailand’s military government has announced plans to fast-track work visas for thousands of Cambodians after a crackdown on illegal workers. Three temporary offices have been set up along the Thai-Cambodian border where migrants will have their work permits processed. ...
Worker registration centres open on border
Three border provinces with Cambodia opened offices to document Cambodian workers entering Thailand on Thursday, to combat human trafficking and illegal labour, with a fourth to open on Monday. Three new one-stop centres were opened at the border in Sa Kaeo, Chanthaburi and Trat provinces, to issue temporary ...
Wassana Nanuam and Nopparat Kingkaew
Illegal workers arrested, face Thai court
Thai authorities have arrested and are preparing to try 13 Cambodian migrant workers who were allegedly caught with fake stamps on their work papers as they tried to return home, Foreign Ministry spokesman Koy Kuong confirmed on Friday. The government also announced a plan to subsidize ...
Khy Sovuthy and Lauren Crothers
Thailand deports migrants
More than 100 Cambodians were deported from Thailand yesterday after Thai security forces conducted operations over the weekend aimed at stemming the flow of illegal immigrants. Net Sary, Cambodia’s consul-general in Thailand’s Sa Kaeo province, said yesterday that 120 Cambodians, including four minors, were deported after ...
Khouth Sophak Chakrya
Cambodian, Thai Health Ministries Cooperate On Treatment Along Border
Thai and Cambodian hospitals will work together to improve medical access along the border particularly in treating common monsoon diseases like malaria, said Public Health Ministry’s inspector-general Dr. Thawatchai Kamoltham. Dr. Thawatchai said one aim of the collaboration is to reduce treatment and medical fees for ...
Thais to urge transport push
Thailand will propose to Cambodia that they jointly develop border areas and transport links between the two countries, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Surapong Tovichakchaikul said yesterday. Thailand will also develop roads, railways and border checkpoints, he said. Proposed road projects include improving roads Nos.5, ...
Rice trade zone to be set up in East
The Department of Foreign Trade plans to set up a “rice trade zone” project in the East to process Cambodian rice for export to other countries. Tikhumporn Natvaratat, deputy director-general of the department, said his organisation plans to implement the project in Chanthaburi, Trat, Sa Kaeo ...
Thai-Cambodia buses open a new era with new land connections on public transport
BANGKOK- First bus services between the two Kingdoms of Cambodia and Thailand had their debut on December 29, said the Transport Co., a Thai state enterprise under the Transport Ministry. The service includes the Bangkok-Siem Reap route, a 424-kilometre trip that takes about seven hours. ...
Thai, Cambodian FMs meet in Bangkok on economic cooperation
Thailand and Cambodia will step up road construction, and open more checkpoints along their common borders, Thai News Agency reported on Wednesday. The resolution was made during the 8th Thai-Cambodian Joint Commission, held in Bangkok on Tuesday and Wednesday. ...
Govt okays 5-nation rice trade zone
The cabinet yesterday approved the Commerce Ministry’s plan to develop a rice trade partnership with Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam to stabilise international rice prices According to a source at the Commerce Ministry, the rice trade zone project will begin with Cambodia and will involve rice ...
Thailand, Cambodia ready to launch joint visa scheme
Thailand and Cambodia are ready to implement a single visa agreement, which would enable tourists to use only one visa for both countries from Nov 21, an immigration bureau chief says. The project comes under the Ayeyawady-Chao Phraya-Mekong Economic Cooperation Strategy (Acmecs). Acmecs, which was initiated by ...
Thai flood: thousands may evacuate in Northwestern Cambodia
Due to rising water level in Thailand’s reservoirs caused by heavy rainfall, the Thai government announced the opening of a dam in Sa Kaeo province, located about 20 km from the Cambodian border. This decision will potentially affect 10,000 Cambodian families in Poipet, Serei Sophorn ...