Government denies claims former Thai PM Yingluck issued Cambodian passport

Government officials on Thursday denied claims that a Cambodian passport was issued to former Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, who reportedly used it to register a company in Hong Kong. The Hong Kong-based English language South China Morning Post (SCMP) on Wednesday reported Hong Kong ...

Niem Chheng

Authorities Wary of Red Shirt ‘Government in Exile’ Claims

Cambodian authorities say they are investigating whether a Thai “Red Shirt” movement is indeed seeking to form a government in exile within its borders, following a military coup in Thailand last month. The coup ousted Yingluck Shinawatra as prime minister, and supporters of her and her ...

Kong Sothanarith

Ongoing woes for Cambodian workers in Thailand

Thailand’s political crisis could create ongoing problems for Cambodian migrant workers, especially night time curfew, a development expert says. Ya Navuth, executive director of Caram Cambodia, said undocumented Cambodian workers in Thailand may not know about the curfew and could be arrested when they travel. ...

Men Kimseng

PM ends exile gov’t talk

Prime Minister Hun Sen said yesterday that his government will work with the Thai junta that came to power in a coup last week, and quashed speculation that the ousted Shinawatra clan may be allowed to set up a government in exile in Cambodia. In a ...

Vong Sokheng and Daniel Pye

Cambodia not to interfere in Thai internal affairs: PM

Cambodia saw the military coup in Thailand last week as Thai internal affairs and the country would not meddle in Thai affairs, Prime Minister Hun Sen said Tuesday. ... The prime minister said Cambodia shares border with Thailand, so it is vital to continue maintaining relations ...

Xinhuanet News Staff

Tourism campaign to counter unrest

The Ministry of Tourism will hold an emergency meeting with industry leaders and representatives in Phnom Penh today to look at what can be done to curb the loss of cross-border visitors resulting from unrest in neighbouring countries. Minister Thong Khon yesterday emphasised the need for ...

Chan Muyhong

Cambodia keeps cool after coup in Thailand

As news broke yesterday evening that the Thai political situation had evolved from martial law to a full-blown coup d’etat, Cambodian government officials said they hoped the army’s takeover would be transitional and dismissed any concerns that tensions could rise on the Cambodia-Thailand border. ”We wish ...

Kevin Ponniah and Vong Sokheng

Cambodia urges Asean to issue statement on Thai political turmoil

Cambodia's premier Hun Sen has urged Asean leaders to make a statement on Thailand's ongoing political turmoil Sunday at a regional summit being hosted for the first time by Myanmar. Hun Sen proposed the statement at a morning meeting of Asean leaders. He is a close ...

The Cambodia Herald News Staff

Cambodia calm as Yingluck falls

The ouster of Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra by that country’s Constitutional Court yesterday reverberated throughout the region, raising questions about how a Thailand without Yingluck at the helm would get along with its neighbours. But Cambodian officials and analysts were broadly in agreement that little ...

Amelia Woodside and Stuart White

Thai envoy denies killings on border

Thailand has denied its forces shot dead 12 Cambodian loggers who crossed the border illegally on March 5, Cambodian Foreign Ministry spokesman Koy Kuong said yesterday. During a meeting with Ministry of Foreign Affairs representative Long Visalo, Thai ambassador Touchayoot Pakdi said Thai soldiers had made ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya and Shane Worrell

Rice prices continue to fall

As buyers swoop in to purchase Thai rice at garage-sale prices, Cambodian exporters are dealing with lower than usual rates, and the results are being felt all the way down the supply chain to the farmers themselves. New figures from rice industry publication Oryza show that ...

Chan Muy Hong

Thai rice failure hitting Cambodia

While last year was full of good news for Cambodian rice exports, which hit a record-breaking 378,800 tons, 2014 is getting off to a much slower start. ... Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra’s controversial pledge to pay farmers above market rates for their rice is coming ...

Chan Muy Hong and Daniel de Carteret

Thai Political Tension Has Effects in Cambodia, Analysts Say

Political tensions that remain unresolved in both Cambodia and Thailand could lead to more violence in both countries, analysts warn. Thailand is going through another spate of democratic reform, following demonstrations that forced Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to step down and call for new elections. Those elections ...

Sok Khemara

Cambodian top diplomat visits troops at Preah Vihear temple to explain World Court's ruling

Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Hor Namhong on Saturday visited troops stationed at Preah Vihear temple territory to explain the interpretation of the recent World Court's ruling over disputed land with Thailand. Addressing more than 1,000 soldiers at a military headquarters about 20 km ...

Xinhuanet News Staff

Thai Political Turmoil Could Affect Cambodia, Analysts Say

Political turmoil in Thailand, where protesters have overtaken government buildings and called for the premier there to step down, have sparked concerns in Cambodia that its diplomatic relations with its neighbor could again deteriorate. ... “The governments of Yingluck and Thaksin are close to Hun Sen,” ...

Sok Khemara,

Yingluck vows to halt Xayaburi

The Thai company set to build Laos’s Xayaburi hydropower dam will not begin construction until a study determines the dam’s environmental effects on the Mekong River, Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said on Friday. Yingluck reaffirmed her commitment to the study, which Mekong River Commission countries ...

Cambodia’s date with US biz

US companies will re-establish their commitment to Cambodia and the region today at the US-ASEAN Business Forum in Siem Reap, a high-profile meeting involving several heads of state and some of the biggest companies in the world. US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will lead the ...

Thais to reconsider oil MoU

Cambodian officials yesterday welcomed statements from Thailand’s foreign minister that an all-important 2001 memorandum of understanding on the Overlapping Claims Area would most likely be renewed. Foreign Minister Surapong Towichukchaikul said the MoU would be sent to Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra’s cabinet on October 18 ...

Tourism minister to Thai border

In an attempt to foster tourism on the Cambodia-Thai border, tourism officials this week visited the Cham Yeam border crossing in Koh Kong province. Warming relations with Thailand’s newly elected Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra are expected to improve cross-border tourism, which deteriorated after border clashes ...

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