Hometown of Samrin not in swap: gov’t

Minister in Charge of Border Affairs Var Kimhong yesterday moved to quash the latest outbreak of rumours that National Assembly President Heng Samrin’s native village of Thlok Trach would be given to Vietnam in a land swap. ...

Meas Sokchea

Cambodia lodges complaint over Vietnam border outpost

The government has sent Hanoi a formal letter to complain about an outpost it claims Vietnam is building along a disputed stretch of border where both governments have supposedly agreed to refrain from any development. ...

Ouch Sony and Khuon Narim

Gov’t plans satellite border surveillance

Prime Minister Hun Sen has ordered the government to launch a satellite surveillance system to monitor the country’s border areas in an effort to bolster national defense and curb illegal activities such as logging, drug trafficking and people smuggling, officials said Sunday. ...

Aun Pheap

PM: border affairs to continue gently, but seriously

Prime Minister Hun Sen has instructed the officials in charge of border affairs to continue working on border delimitation and demarcation, according to the State News Agency-AKP. ...

The Cambodia Herald​ News Staff

Cambodian government declares French maps match its own

Hours after French officials handed over a set of maps to Cambodia on Thursday, the government border committee announced that the documents matched its own, calling an end to an ongoing political dispute over the demarcation of the Southeast Asian nation’s border with neighboring Vietnam. ...

RFA Khmer News Staff

CNRP lawmaker denies border incitement, predicts arrest

Opposition lawmaker Um Sam An on Tuesday denied claims by the government that he was inciting instability in a Facebook post last week in which he boasted about finding a copy of a map of Cambodia’s border with Vietnam at the U.S. Library of Congress. ...

Kuch Naren

France to lend maps to Cambodia amid dispute over Vietnam border

Former colonial ruler France has agreed to lend a set of maps to Cambodia following a request from Prime Minister Hun Sen and amid a dispute over the demarcation of the Southeast Asian nation’s border with neighboring Vietnam, officials said Tuesday. ...

RFA Khmer News Staff

Disputes continue over Cambodian government’s official map

A Cambodian official in charge of the country’s borders denounced an opposition lawmaker who accused him of lying about a map of the Southeast Asian nation he found in the U.S. Library of Congress, amid ongoing debate over the charts that the government uses to ...

Hong Sokunthea

With maps, border tension defused—for now

At the height of the CNRP’s campaign to draw attention to illegal Vietnamese incursions into Cambodia, the opposition party in June shifted its offensive toward an old claim—that the government has been complicit in planting border markers well inside Cambodian territory. ...

Alex Willemyns and Kuch Naren

Hun Sen denies loss of land to border encroachment

Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Thursday that neither he nor his government has caused any loss of territory to bordering countries. His statement comes amid a diplomatic row with Vietnam, which has been working on ponds, a road and a military outpost in contested ...

Neou Vannarin

Amid border tension, officials told to shape up

Interior Minister Sar Kheng on Tuesday handed down a list of instructions to government officials working along the country’s border with Vietnam to help tamp down newly inflamed tensions along disputed stretches of the frontier, including an order to stop cutting informal deals with their ...

Mech Dara

Border meeting ends with champagne, no details

At the end of the third and final day of the meetings of the Joint Border Committee in Phnom Penh on Thursday, the Cambodian and Vietnamese delegations clinked champagne glasses during a public signing ceremony and departed, offering no details about their negotiations. ...

Khuon Narim

Cambodia, Vietnam began closed-door meeting on joint border

Var Kimhong, senior minister in charge of border affairs and his Vietnam’s counterpart, Ho Xuan, began the close-door meeting on the Cambodia-Vietnam joint border committee this morning at the council of the cabinet ministers. ...

The Cambodia Herald​ News Staff

Putting border issue on the map

The Cambodian government yesterday produced some of the maps it has been using to demarcate the eastern frontier, stressing that they match the constitutionally mandated map despite having been developed in Vietnam. At a press conference at the Council of Ministers, the government’s senior official on ...

Meas Sokchea

CNRP slams gov’t refusal to share border map

Opposition lawmaker Mao Monyvann on Thursday rebuked the government over its repeated refusals to publicly release a copy of a map of Cambodia’s border with Vietnam, saying he would push ahead with a banned press conference to publicize the lack of transparency on the issue. ...

Kuch Naren and Alex Willemyns

CNRP wants 2005 Vietnam border treaty re-examined

Opposition leader Sam Rainsy said Thursday that the CNRP wants a controversial 2005 border treaty with Vietnam to be re-examined by the National Assembly, with the possibility left open to “renegotiate it from the beginning.” ...

Alex Willemyns and Kuch Naren

Vietnam suspends road construction in Mondolkiri province

A Vietnamese construction crew last month halted the extension of one of the country’s roads into a remote part of Mondolkiri province after complaints were lodged by Cambodian authorities, officials said on Thursday. “We are not 100 percent able to stop Vietnam building the road ...

Aun Pheap

PM asked to clarify border issue

In what could lead to a sequel to his five-hour speech in the National Assembly in 2012, Prime Minister Hun Sen has been asked by an opposition lawmaker to answer questions in parliament over alleged border encroachment in Mondulkiri province. Mao Monivann, a Cambodian National Rescue ...

Meas Sokchea

Police thwart cross-border foray by group of Thai farmers

Officials in Banteay Meanchey province said a group of Thai farmers once again tried to plow a piece of land hundreds of meters inside Cambodian territory on Sunday but were turned back by border police. Prak Sarath, deputy commander of border police Unit 911, said the ...

Khuon Narim

World Court to Hold Preah Vihear Hearing

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) will hold a verbal hearing with Cambodian and Thailand over disputed land around Preah Vihear temple in April, government officials said yesterday. “A verbal hearing with the Thai party will be held in April so that [we can] have a ...

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