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Rain cuts Banteay Meanchey drought

While 600 hectares of farmland has dried up in Banteay Meanchey province’s Thmar Puok district, as the region’s nearly month-long drought took its toll, local officials on Monday were optimistic that Sunday evening’s rainfall will spare the rest of the district’s fields. ...

Oung Dane
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/rain-cuts-banteay-meanchey-drought

Cambodians stopped at Thai border

Police patrolling the Thai border yesterday stopped close to 160 Cambodians who were attempting to illegally cross into Thailand from Banteay Meanchey province to work. Chan Mab, the police chief in O’bey Chorn district, told Khmer Times that his men were tipped off that 157 Cambodians ...

Mom Kunthear
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/30520/cambodians-stopped-at-thai-border/

Cambodian casinos may be at risk

As Vietnam takes steps towards legalising gambling for its own citizens, analysts warn of a threat to the bottom line at Cambodia’s premiere casino, NagaWorld, whose patronage depends largely on gamblers from neighbouring countries. Local Vietnamese news agency Thanh Nien reported on Tuesday that the Vietnamese ...

Daniel de Carteret and May Kunmakara
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/cambodian-casinos-may-be-risk

Three brokers arrested for human smuggling

Three brokers were arrested last Friday after allegedly attempting to illegally smuggle nine Cambodians, including an infant, across the Thai border. Lured with promises of employment in Thailand, the group was attempting to illegally cross the border on motos when they were stopped by police ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/three-brokers-arrested-human-smuggling

Bavet border crossings up 6.2%

The number of foreigners arriving into Cambodia from its biggest border with Vietnam at the Bavet international crossing in Svay Rieng province increased 6.2 per cent in the first six months of this year compared with the same period in 2012. Data from the checkpoint show ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/bavet-border-crossings-62

Pursat land dispute makes hay in capital

Rough[ly] 40 representatives of some 370 families locked in a years-long land dispute with a rubber concessionaire in Pursat province’s Veal Veng district demonstrated outside the Phnom Penh offices of Adhoc yesterday to publicise their situation. The villagers, many of whom are family members of soldiers ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013040364860/National/pursat-land-dispute-makes-hay-in-capital.html

Logger Reported Dead as Rosewood Trade Directive Announced

Amid reports that a second Cambodian has been killed this year by Thai armed forces while illegally logging in Thai border territory, officials had little detail yesterday on a government directive that is aimed at ending the international demand for rosewood from Cambodia. Prime Minister Hun ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

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

Hundreds of Workers Detained Crossing Thai Border

Police in Banteay Meanchey province detained 298 people for trying to illegally cross the border to Thailand last week in Thma Puok district’s Kork Romiet commune, police said yesterday. During questioning, all 298 detainees admitted that they were trying to cross the border in order to ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

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

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