Wednesday, 20 August 2014
Re: In China’s shadow, U.S. courts old foe Vietnam
Vietnam divorcing Russia to marry America
Vietnam will be a scapegoat of the U.S-China War
Vietnam is not the answer to America's strategic needs
World War III is the master plan of the rich countries
quote : from Ukraine wanting US to give them weapons to fight russia [ '' the first one to knock on the door of US military handouts is none other than the Kiev, whose parliamentary speaker Oleksandr Turchynov, said in an interview with BNS, that the country needs "modern weapons, aviation, air-defense equipment from U.S., European partners."
Vietnam goes to the strongest of the strong to perform a marriage of convenience.
Vietnam is in the process of the final stage of officially filing for a divorce with Russia after Vietnam kicked the Chinese out of her bedroom in 1975. Uncle Sam will file for a marriage certificate with Vietnam when she hands back Da Nang Naval Base to Uncle Sam.
China is more than capable of taking on US military prowess. Matter of fact, they welcome the challenge to test out their sophisticated weaponry with Uncle Sam high-tech warheads. Will Vietnam be the scapegoat of the coming war with US against the Big Red Dragon?
I think U.S is determined to find SE Asian allies to counter the rise of the People Republic of China. America only had Japan who capable of holding and containing China in the northern part of Pacific. America needs another SE ally capable of holding China on southern part of Pacific.
Vietnam is not the answer to America's strategic needs. Vietnam is a repressive Communist state, can't be trusted like Japan, S. Korea or Australia. Australia is afraid of China's rise. America wanted to protect the European people.
America is best served if she works out its differences with China. Both countries can be very beneficial to each other. The Chinese loved MONEYS and had a reliable record of not interfering into someone else's affairs. America likes to interfere into affairs of other states. So, America can do what ever it wants as long they affect Chinese. This kind of relationship is beneficial to both.
As far as the South China Sea is concerned, it is a done deal. It belongs to China whether Vietnam, the Philippines or America wanted or not. The U.S will not risk economic and military disasters by starting WW3 with a nuclear-capable China.
China had been rebuilding its military capability for the past 2 decades, while the U.S cuts down its military expenditures. China's military technology had caught up with the U.S at some fields and other fields are fast catching up. If you combine a huge military budget, a huge population and the patience of the Chinese leadership you will have a Super Power that will rival America. Vietnam will be crushed if it thinks it can take on China head on.The U.S will abandon Vietnam the minutes shots are fired. America is only obligated to protect Japan, S. Korea. This is 2014, not 1978, 1979 or 1988 when the Chinese was 2 decades behind the West. Now China had many unemployed Russian, Israeli, Chinese scientists working on many high-tech projects. With MONEY you can do a lot. China has the best money can buy. I say good luck to the Viets!
It won't be very long , WW3 is their master plan , the powerful families which controlled the world will have their wish fulfilled with some of the events that most Khmers are too busy fighting cyclops Hun Sen to be aware of:
He continues: "If we were to receive military equipment assistance, we could regain the territory in a relatively short period of time. '']
The buck stops elsewhere [The buck stops with you, Mr. Hun Sen. If you don't know what's happening under your belt, then you must let somebody else takes charge!]
Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday sought to distance himself from the land dispute epidemic plaguing Cambodia, professing complete ignorance of many of the cases and placing the onus primarily on provincial-level officials.
Warning ministers, provincial governors and other officials that he has “no patience” left, the premier went so far as to suggest that if they don’t provide speedy resolutions, they should leave their posts.
The reprimand comes as villagers from Snuol district in Kratie and Lor Peang village in Kampong Chhnang have travelled to Phnom Penh in recent weeks to seek resolutions to their disputes, with the Snuol families being violently halted by authorities as they tried to march on the premier’s house just yesterday.
These groups have followed the well-trod path of many who came to the capital to appeal directly to the prime minister – the one person they believe can help them in land battles with private firms, a large number of which, the opposition was quick to point out, are directly linked to ruling party politicians or their families.
But yesterday, the premier said his government’s officials in the provinces are simply “not listening or understanding” what needs to be done.
“If I was in an opposition party, I too would oppose [the government on land issues]. The opposition was not just protesting [without reason]. Look at villagers who have been settled for many years on land where [they] are now not allowed to live but INVESTMENT is allowed,” he told an audience of diplomats, ministers, provincial governors and other high-ranking officials at the Peace Palace.
“I am sorry, but this matter of land disputes is happening again and again.”
Hor Namhong asks people to stop protesting against Vietnam លោក ហោ ណាំហុង សំណូរពរឲ្យផ្អាកការធ្វើបាតុកម្មប្រឆាំងទូតវៀតណាម
ដោយ៖ កាន់ វិច្ឆិកា | ថ្ងៃអង្គារ ទី19 សីហា 2014 | VOD
Cambodia always regards Vietnam as its good friend, BROTHER and neighbour in every period, said the visiting Cambodian National Assembly (NA) President, Heng Samrin while meeting with President Truong Tan Sang in Hanoi on August 18.
President Truong Tan Sang (R) welcomes Cambodian National Assembly (NA) President Heng Samrin.
At the reception, President Sang expressed his conviction that the visit will contribute to further strengthening bilateral relations and hailed Cambodia’s socio-economic achievements that have helped improve people’s living conditions and affirm the country’s internationally rising status.
“Vietnam is willing to support Cambodia in developing into a prosperous nation and performing well its role as a proactive ASEAN member.” Sang said.
The Vietnamese State leader suggested both sides should increase education and healthcare cooperation, elevate the two-way TRADE turnover to US$5 billion next year, and boost coordination at regional and international forums.
Sang said he hopes that Cambodia's NA will enter a new stage of development with many new successes under the clear-sighted leadership of NA leader Heng Samrin.
President Heng Samrin expressed satisfaction with the fine development of diplomatic relations between the two countries in various fields and hoped that the historical solidarity will continue to grow and flourish.
He also briefed his host on the Cambodian legislative body’s operations including advantages and disadvantages that need to be addressed in the time ahead.
Heng Samrin thanked Vietnam for its great support given to his nation’s past struggle for escaping from the genocidal regime and the current national construction in a multitude of areas such as infrastructure development, human resource training, humanitarian aid.
Receiving the Cambodian NA leader the same day, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung expressed his delight at the flourishing bilateral relations and reiterated Vietnam’s greater efforts to continue boosting cooperation across the board with Cambodia.
The Government leader said he hopes that President Heng Samrin and the Cambodian NA will continue supporting the two countries’ joint efforts in land border demarcation and marker planting in the spirit of friendship and sincerity in conformity with their laws and international practices.
Tuesday, 19 August 2014
PHNOM PENH (Xinhua) -- Cambodia is
working with UNESCO to form an International Coordinating Committee for the Safeguarding and Development of the Historic Site of Preah Vihear (ICC-Preah Vihear), Deputy Prime Minister and Cabinet Minister Sok An said Tuesday.
Speaking during a meeting with South Korean Ambassador to Cambodia Kim Han Soo, Sok An said in the near future, the UNESCO's Cultural Property Council would hold a meeting to discuss the establishment of the ICC-Preah Vihear and asked South Korea to support the would-be committee.
The ICC-Preah Vihear will be an international mechanism for coordinating all assistance extended by different countries and organizations for safeguarding, preserving and
renovating the temple.
It will also be a kind of forum where architects, engineers, restorers, archaeologists, researchers, anthropologists and technical experts in various fields can EXCHANGE their experiences and views for the preservation and development of the Preah Vihear
For his part, Kim Han Soo said South Korea will help support the ICC-Preah Vihear.
PHNOM PENH (The Cambodia Herald) -- Ouk Kimseng, consultant of Ministry of Information, asked the Cambodian government on Tuesday to take actions and reconsider the post of some ministries’ spokesmen who never answer the reporters’ questions over their own ministry affairs.
The government leaders should reconsider and find other people who like the post as information officials to replace those who never answer reporters' questions, Kimseng said.
Kimseng, also deputy director general of Agence Kampuchea Presse (AKP) said during a workshop on how to work effectively as a spokesman
Land Dispute Resolution Authority delivers letter of promise to land-grab victims staying at Samakki Raingsey Pagoda in the middle of the night after Mr. Hun Sen threatened to sack them for not resolving land disputes! អាជ្ញាធរដោះស្រាយដីធ្លីយកលិខិតឲពលរដ្ឋខេត្តក្រចេះទាំងយប់នៅវត្តសាមគ្គីរង្សី
Land-grab victims from Kratie agreed to return home after provincial authority promised to resolve their land dispute ប្រជាពលរដ្ឋស្រុកស្នួលខេត្តក្រចេះយល់ព្រមវិលត្រឡប់ទៅភូមិស្រុកវិញ
រសៀលថ្ងៃ១៩សីហា២០១៤នេះអភិបាលរងខេត្តក្រចេះ លោក ខាន់ ចំណាន រួមនិងអាជ្ញាធរក្រុងភ្នំពេញបានអញ្ជើញទៅវត្តសាមគ្គីរង្សីដើម្បីអញ្ជើញបងប្អូនប្រជាពលរដ្ឋវិលត្រឡប់ទៅភូមិស្រុកវិញដើម្បីដោះស្រាយបញ្ចប់រឿងដីធ្លីទៅតាមការបង្គាប់បញ្ជារពីនាយករដ្ឋមន្ត្រី ហ៊ុន សែន ។ ប្រជាពលរដ្ឋបានយល់ព្រមវិលត្រឡប់ទៅវិញប៉ុន្តែបានដាក់លក្ខណ៨ចំនុចរួមមានមធ្យោបាយធ្វើដំណើរ ធានាសន្តិសុខសុវត្ថិភាពប្រជាពលរដ្ឋដោយមិនមានការគំរាមការចាប់ខ្លួនជាដើម ឲមានព្រះសង្ឃអង្គការអ្នកសារព័ត៌មានជាតិអន្តរជាតិចូលរួម ដោះស្រាយដីធ្លីលើដីចាស់ដដែល ផ្តល់ប្លង់កម្មសិទ្ធិជាដើម អាជ្ញាធរបានយល់ព្រមទៅតាមសំណើរប្រជាពលរដ្ឋស្នើរសុំទាំងអស់ ។ នេះគឺជាការជោគជ័យលើកទី២ហើយរបស់ប្រជាពលរដ្ឋមានរឿងដីធ្លីមកពីស្រុកស្នួលខេត្តក្រចេះបន្ទាប់ពីដេកតវ៉ានៅទីក្រុងភ្នំពេញអស់រយ:ពេលជាងមួយខែកន្លងមកដោយស្នាក់នៅក្នុងវត្តសាមគ្គីរង្សី ។ យុត្តិធម៌មិនរត់មករកយើងទេបើយើងមិនរត់ស្វែងរកយុត្តិធម៌នោះ កំលាំងសាមគ្គីនិងការព្យាយាមតស៊ូតែងនាំមកនូវសេចក្តីសុខនិងទទួលជោគជ័យ ! ជយោ ! ខ្មែរជួយខ្មែរ ខ្មែរសង្គ្រោះខ្មែរ !
Khmer Krom people will continue to protest until Vietnam apologize សហគមន៍ខ្មែរក្រោមនិងយុវជនទាមទារឲ្យវៀតណាមសុំទោសទើបផ្អាកការតវ៉ា
សហគមន៍ខ្មែរកម្ពុជាក្រោម និងបណ្ដាញយុវជន ទាមទារអោយវៀតណាមសុំទោស និងទទួលស្គាល់ប្រវត្តិសាស្ត្រពិតនៃទឹកដីខ្មែរកម្ពុជាក្រោម ទើបយល់ព្រមផ្អាកការតវ៉ាតាមសំណើរបស់រដ្ឋមន្ត្រីក្រសួងការបរទេស ដែលណែនាំអោយពួកគេរង់ចាំឯកអគ្គរដ្ឋទូតថ្មីរបស់ប្រទេសវៀតណាម ដែលនឹងមកប្រចាំការនៅកម្ពុជា។
អ្នកសម្របសម្រួលសម្ព័ន្ធយុវជនដើម្បីប្រជាធិបតេយ្យ កញ្ញា សុខ សុធា ថ្លែងនៅខាងក្រៅរបងក្រសួងការបរទេស បន្ទាប់ពីបានចូលជួបពិភាក្សាជាមួយលោក ហោ ណាំហុង ឧបនាយករដ្ឋមន្ត្រី និងជារដ្ឋមន្ត្រីក្រសួងការបរទេស នៅរសៀលថ្ងៃទី១៩ ខែសីហា ថា ពួកគេទទួលបានការលើកទឹកចិត្តពីលោក ហោ ណាំហុង ចំពោះការទាមទារប្រឆាំងនឹងការបំភ្លៃប្រវត្តិសាស្ត្រនៅពេលកន្លងមក។ សុធា បន្តថា យ៉ាងណាលោករដ្ឋមន្ត្រីការបរទេសជំរុញអោយមានការផ្អាកគម្រោងបាតុកម្មបណ្ដោះអាសន្ន ហើយក្រសួងនឹងប្រឹងប្រែងរកដំណោះស្រាយចំពោះការទាមទាររបស់ក្រុមបាតុករ។
បើទោះជាក្រុមបាតុករបានយល់ព្រមចំពោះការលើកឡើងនោះក្ដី ក៏ពួកគេនៅតែប្រកាន់ជំហរថា នឹងធ្វើសកម្មភាពជាថ្មីនៅពេលខាងមុខប្រសិនបើពួកគេមិនអាចទទួលបានដំណោះស្រាយដូចការទាមទារ។
ប្រធានសហគមន៍ខ្មែរកម្ពុជាក្រោម លោក ថាច់ សេដ្ឋា និងតំណាងបណ្ដាញយុវជនចំនួន ៤រូបទៀតបានជួបជាមួយលោកឧបនាយករដ្ឋមន្ត្រី ហោ ណាំហុង ក្នុងរយៈពេលប្រហែល ១ម៉ោង នៅរសៀលថ្ងៃទី១៩ ខែសីហា។ ការជួបពិភាក្សានេះគឺស្របពេលដែលនាយករដ្ឋមន្ត្រីវៀតណាមលោក ង្វៀន តាន់យុង (Nguyen Tan Dung) បានជំរុញទៅប្រធានរដ្ឋសភាកម្ពុជា លោក ហេង សំរិន ដែលកំពុងធ្វើទស្សនកិច្ចនៅវៀតណាមថា កម្ពុជាគួរតែបង្កើតអោយមានបរិយាកាសល្អសម្រាប់ទំនាក់ទំនងគ្រប់ផ្នែករវាងប្រទេសទាំង២។ លោក ង្វៀន តាន់យុង បានរិះគន់ការតវ៉ារបស់ក្រុមបាតុករខ្មែរក្រោម និងក្រុមយុវជន ដែលបានដុតទង់ជាតិវៀតណាម និងបានស្នើអោយរដ្ឋាភិបាលកម្ពុជា និងរដ្ឋសភា ប្រឹងប្រែងទប់ស្កាត់ហេតុការណ៍បែបនោះកុំអោយកើតមានទៀត។
Lorpeang villagers determined to stay in Phnom Penh and protest until five of their representatives are released អ្នកភូមិឡពាងប្ដេជ្ញាបន្តតវ៉ានៅរាជធានីភ្នំពេញ
អ្នកភូមិឡពាង បានប្ដេជ្ញាបន្តស្នាក់នៅនិងតវ៉ាក្នុងរាជធានីភ្នំពេញ រហូតទាល់តែមានដំណោះស្រាយ ឬលទ្ធផលជាក់លាក់ណាមួយដែលពួកគាត់អាចទទួលយកបាន និងទាមទារឲ្យដោះលែងតំណាងរបស់ពួកគាត់ទាំង ៥នាក់ ដែលតុលាការខេត្តកំពង់ឆ្នាំង បានចាប់ឃុំខ្លួនពាក់ព័ន្ធនឹងជម្លោះដីធ្លី។
ការបង្ហាញជំហររបស់អ្នកឡពាង បានត្រូវធ្វើឡើងក្នុងសន្និសីទកាសែតមួយនាតំបន់បឹងកក់ ដែលមានអ្នកចូលរួមជាង ១០០នាក់ នៅព្រឹកថ្ងៃទី១៩ សីហា។
អ្នកភូមិឡពាង អះអាងថា នៅភ្នំពេញ មានអំណោយផលច្រើនសម្រាប់ការតស៊ូមតិរបស់ពួកគាត់ផង និងជួយឲ្យពួកគាត់គេចផុតពីការធ្វើទុក្ខបុកម្នេញពីសំណាក់កងកម្លាំងអាជ្ញាធរ និងក្រុមមនុស្សដែលស្និទ្ធជាមួយក្រុមហ៊ុន ខេ.ឌី.ស៊ី (KDC) របស់អ្នកស្រី ជា ខេង ភរិយាលោក ស៊ុយ សែម រដ្ឋមន្ត្រីក្រសួងរ៉ែនិងថាមពលផង។
ក្រៅពីបង្ហាញការតាំងចិត្ត តំណាងអ្នកមានបញ្ហាដីធ្លីនៅតបន់ឡពាង ជាមួយក្រុមហ៊ុន ខេ.ឌី.ស៊ី អ្នកស្រី អ៊ុំ សូភី មានប្រសាសន៍ថា ពួកគាត់កំពុងតែរងទុក្ខក្រោមអាណានិគមបែបថ្មី៖ «ខ្ញុំចាំបានថា នៅខេត្តកំពង់ឆ្នាំង លោក តា ជួន និង (តា) នៅ គាត់បានសម្លាប់ បាដែស (Bardez) ដែលធ្វើបាបប្រជាពលរដ្ឋនៅភូមិក្រាំងលាវ។ ពេលនោះបារាំង បានដាក់ឈ្មោះភូមិក្រាំងលាវ ថា ភូមិតិរិច្ឆាន។ អ៊ីចឹងបានន័យថា បារាំងដាក់ឈ្មោះឲ្យភូមិនោះជាភូមិតិរិច្ឆាន គឺមិនពិតទេ គឺបារាំងទេ ដែលធ្វើបាបប្រជាពលរដ្ឋខ្មែរនៅភូមិក្រាំងលាវ។ អ៊ីចឹងគាត់ឈឺចាប់ណាស់នូវការជិះជាន់របស់អាណានិគមបារាំង។ អាណានិគមរបស់បារាំង ដើរទារពន្ធធ្វើបាបប្រជាពលរដ្ឋខ្មែរ។ អ៊ីចឹងពួកយើងមិនខុសពីសម័យភូមិតិរិច្ឆាននោះទេ»។
At least 10 people, one a 4-year-old child, were injured in a clash in the capital yesterday when security forces used electric batons to disperse about 300 villagers from Kratie province embroiled in a land dispute with a South Korean agribusiness.
The villagers, from Kratie’s Snuol district, set out on a march at about 7am from the Samaki Rainsy pagoda, where they have been living for the past month, to the National Assembly, where they intended to submit a petition to lawmakers.
Out Seanghai, a villager taking part in the march, called on lawmakers to accept the petition. “Please, lawmakers, help us solve this land dispute, which has been going on since the provincial authorities grabbed our land,” she said.
After waiting for almost two hours, three opposition Cambodia National Rescue
Partylawmakers came out to receive the petition. No ruling Cambodian People’s Party members followed suit.
The villagers then headed towards Prime Minister Hun Sen’s
house, but were met by more than 100 mixed security forces before they reached the mansion on Suramarit Boulevard.
The security forces used batons, shields and electric batons to disperse the crowd, injuring a number of the villagers, and a 4-year-old boy was among those shocked.
Suon Vicheka, a villager wearing a CPP T-shirt, said he was disappointed at the use of force against peaceful protesters.
“The villagers just came to request intervention and land certificates. We didn’t want anything else, and nothing has happened since our land was measured in 2012,” he said.
Phnom Penh Deputy Governor Khuong Sreng defended the attack.
“The protest is the people’s right, but it should not affect other people or block the road like this. That is why this morning’s events happened,” he said.
Safrole oil found buried [Most drug production in Cambodia are carried out by those who are assigned to crack down on illicit drug!]
A huge stockpile of safrole oil – a precursor in the production of chemicals, including illegal narcotics – has been seized in southwest Cambodia after police informants alerted the authorities to its location.
More than 3,200 litres of the oil were found stashed in 109 cases buried underground in Pursat province’s Veal Veng district, district police chief Theang Len said.
“The reason we know they were hidden underground is because we have our informants in the area. People tipped us off after they dug the soil and broke some of the cases. They could smell it; they called our forces and we dug them out,” he said.
Safrole oil is extracted from the
roots and bark of sassafras plants, which include a variety of tree found in the Cardamom Mountains known locally as mreah prov.
The oil is typically used in the manufacture of pesticides and other chemicals, but can also be used as a key precursor of drugs such as MDMA, commonly called Ecstasy or Molly.
Police said yesterday they suspected the area was still being used to produce safrole oil since the authorities impounded about 600 litres in a similar bust last year.
“The oil is a source of drugs production,” Len said.
He added that police had identified multiple suspects who were residents of Kampong Chhnang province.
ធផ្សព្វផ្សាយឯករាជ្យ (CCIM) រួមជាមួយ មជ្ឈមណ្ឌល អប់រំច្បាប់សំរាប់សហគមន៍ (CLEC) នឹងចាប់ផ្តើមនូវ បណ្តាញអ្នកសារព័ត៌មានពលរដ្ឋ ជាលើកដំបូងនៅកម្ពុជា ដែលនឹងមានអ្នកសារព័ត៌មាន ពលរដ្ឋ ប្រមាណជា ៨០នាក់ចូលរួម។ យើងសូមអញ្ចើំញ មិត្តអ្នកសារព័ត៌មានទាំងអស់ ចូលរួមរាយការណ៍ពីព្រឹត្តិការណ៍ នេះ ហើយនឹងឆ្លៀតឪកាស បង្កើតបណ្តាញជាមួយ អ្នកសារព័ត៌មានពលរដ្ឋ ដែលអាចក្លាយជាប្រភពដំណឹងនៅ មូលដ្ឋានផ្ទាល់ ដ៏មានតំលៃនាពេលអនាគត។
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សហគមន៍ ផ្ទះលេខ ២៣៧ ក្រុមទី១៦ ផ្លូវលំ ភូមិថ្មី សង្កាត់និងខណ្ឌដង្កោ រាជធានីភ្នំពេញ
លោក កាំង តុងងី មន្រ្តីទំនាក់ទំនង និងការតស៊ូមតិ នៃមជ្ឈមណ្ឌលកម្ពុជាដើម្បីប្រព័
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លេខទូរស័ព្ទ ០៦៦ ៧៧៧ ០២៧
Dear fellow reporters,
CCIM and CLEC are launching the first ever citizen journalism network in which 80 trained citizen journalists will participate. We would like to invite you to cover the event and to use the opportunity to build connects with the citizen journalists, who can serve as valuable sources on the ground.
- When: 2pm on Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014
- Where: CLEC Officer, #237 Group 16, Plov Lom, Phum Thmey, Sangkat/Khan Dangkor, Phnom Penh
For more information, please contact:
Mr. Kaing Tongngy, CCIM Communications & Advocacy Officer
Tel: +855 (0)60 411 777
Mr. Srey Sopheak, CLEC Communication and IVR Officer
Tel: +855 (0)66 777 027
The Cambodian Center for Human Rights ("CCHR") releases today – – an Outcome Report: Workshop for Youth on Electoral Reform (the "Outcome Report"). As the two main political parties, the Cambodian People's Party (“CPP”) and the Cambodian National Rescue Party (“CNRP”) finalize a political agreement addressing in part electoral reform, the report is attended to contribute substantive recommendations regarding political participation and election reform of youth participants, which were raised during the Workshop for Youth on Electoral Reform held on 20-21 June 2014 in Phnom Penh.
The Outcome Report highlights the keys issues regarding electoral reform that youth participants have identified. The following five main issues were agreed to put for the electoral reform: the voter list, media during elections, the National Election Committee (“NEC”), the rights and freedom of voters in elections, and election transparency. Each issue was discussed comprehensively with concrete examples of the problem that happened during the recent National Assembly Election. Furthermore, the recommendations provided for each issue that were identified by youth participants, provide clear steps that could be undertaken by the Royal Government of Cambodia, political parties and the NEC itself as part of a process of electoral reform. The Outcome Report concluded by highlighting that electoral reform is an issue of relevance to Cambodia’s youth, who are becoming increasingly involved in democratic change in Cambodia.
Along with this Outcome Report, a short video recording of youth participants stating their main recommendations regarding the electoral reform is available via
BY SAING SOENTHRITH | the cambodia daily, AUGUST 19, 2014
Sixteen Cambodian border TRADERS imprisoned by the Thai military for smuggling on Saturday were released Monday, while dozens more were briefly detained and then released, according to Poipet City Governor Ngor Mengchruon.
The 16 TRADERS were seized by Thai soldiers at a second makeshift checkpoint across the border on Saturday after they had successfully passed through regular customs with carts of counterfeit goods hidden beneath secondhand clothing.
“All 16 Cambodian cart-pushers are traveling by bus to the border after their charges were dropped by the Sa Kaeo provincial court and will arrive at 7 p.m.” Mr. Mengchruon said Monday
Poipet City authorities had negotiated their release with the Thai military on Saturday in exchange for improved monitoring of TRADE on the Cambodian side but had said that bureaucracy prevented their release over the weekend.
In line with the deal struck on Saturday, Mr. Mengchruon added, officials from the Thai military junta Monday held a two-hour
inspection session to attempt to rid the crossing and the nearby Rong Kluea MARKET of counterfeit TRADING.
“High-level officials went to the checkpoint to hold a meeting with their colleagues at the border to reform the
working conditions,” said Mr. Mengchruon, who explained that Cambodian traders were detained during the session.
“They had to wait about two to three hours to go back to the Cambodian border due to the task of the Thai officials.”