What’s in the New Thailand-Cambodia Border Checkpoint?

This week, more indications surfaced that Cambodia and Thailand were moving towards opening a new international border checkpoint. Though the development was largely overlooked, it bears watching within the broader context of a longstanding effort by both sides to jointly manage their shared border despite ...

Prashanth Parameswaran

New border crossing to open in November

The governments of Cambodia and Thailand in November will launch a new border crossing in Banteay Meanchey province and Thailand’s Sa Kaeo province to facilitate entry of citizens from both countries. Cambodian officials met with their Thai counterparts on Friday to discuss the new checkpoint, which ...

Sen David

Seven men arrested over illegal Thai logging

Thai soldiers arrested seven Cambodians on Friday who crossed into Thailand from Pailin province while logging illegally.​ Chhun Chheuy, acting police chief of Pailin town, which borders with Chanthaburi province’s Pong Nam Ron district, said the group was made up of Cambodians from multiple provinces. ...

Pav Suy

‘Hostages’ swapped with Thailand

Incensed by Thai authorities’ arrest of their family members, residents of Banteay Meanchey’s Thma Puok district took conflict resolution into their own hands on Saturday by holding Thai trucks hostage on their side of the border for days until Thai and Cambodian officials agreed to ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya

Thailand and Cambodia to upgrade four border passes

The Deputy Permanent Secretary for Foreign Affairs Nuttavudh Photisaro, has led a team of Foreign Ministry officials to observe the Thai-Cambodian border pass at Baan Tha Sen Village in Trat Province to look into the possibility of upgrading the border checkpoint. ...

National News Bureau of Thailand Staff

WHO Says Cambodia on Track to Reach Zero Malaria Deaths

Eight Cambodians have died from malaria so far this year, compared to 37 in the same period last year, a drop of about 80 percent and a sign that the country could soon reach the goal of zero malaria deaths, the World Health Organization (WHO) ...

Denise Hruby

Thailand, Cambodia Recommit to Border Growth

The foreign ministers of Thailand and Cambodia signed a memorandum of understanding in Phnom Penh yesterday reconfirming their commitment to developing their joint border with new economic zones, checkpoints and a 1,800-MW power plant. “We have agreed to create four international checkpoints to improve trade ...

Thai-Cambodian trade along Surin looks set to prosper further

The commerce affairs office in northeastern Surin has reported robust trade along the Thai-Cambodian border despite unresolved Phra Viharn [Preah Vihear] temple dispute. Mr. Sitthiporn Bangkeaw from the Office of Commerce Affairs Surin revealed that even though the International Court of Justice (ICJ)’s public hearings in ...

Thai-Cambodian trade in Surin reaches new record high

The border trade in Surin province has reportedly reached 1 billion baht for the first time. The figure is said to be the new record high as the situation on the border of Thailand and Cambodia remains calm. Surin’s trade official Sitthiporn Bangkeaw said these ...

Rosewood trade must stop: PM

Prime Minister Hun Sen has called on Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar and Laos to help curb the illegal trade in rosewood after Cambodia’s bloodiest year yet for logging-related border shootings. Speaking to reporters at Phnom Penh International Airport after the premier returned from a two-day meeting ...

Blocked Cassava Permitted Into Thailand

Cambodia cassava exports to Thailand resumed yesterday along the Banteay Meanchey province border after Thai commerce officials agreed to expedite the granting of licenses that had prevented 1,600 tons of cassava from entering Thailand, officials and exporters said. The cassava, which had been stuck in trucks ...

1,600 Tons of Cassava Stuck at Thai Border

More than 1,600 tons of cassava have been stuck at the Thai-Cambodian border in Banteay Meanchey for several days because Thai officials have banned imports of the crop in an effort to support domestic prices at home, officials and exporters said yesterday. The cassava, 800 tons ...

Eight killed on Thai border in October

Eight Cambodian suspected of illegally logging along the Thai-Cambodian border have been shot dead by Thai soldiers, and three others have been wounded in the month of October alone, human rights workers and officials said Friday. The latest figure brings the death toll so far this ...

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