Search

Search form

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Thai crossings closed

Thai crossings closed

Thai crossings closed

The Thai military have closed eight checkpoints along the Cambodia-Thai border in Banteay Meanchey province, affecting citizens of both countries who cross the border each day to earn their livelihoods, Cambodian officials have said.

So Channary, police chief of Border Defence Unit 91, and Khuon Choeun, commander of Brigade 51’s Unit 515, which is stationed at the border, said that the checkpoints in Svay Chek and O’Chrov districts were closed on Monday.

Thai soldiers had informed them that the checkpoints were being closed to secure the area ahead of an unidentified military commander’s visit to the border yesterday, they said.

But by yesterday afternoon, officials said that the border checkpoints remained closed and that no commander had visited.

“The Thai commanders did not come. I am following up to look into this situation. Now [the checkpoints] have still not been opened,” Channary said.

RECOMMENDED STORIES

  • Breaking: PM says prominent human rights NGO ‘must close’

    Prime Minister Hun Sen has instructed the Interior Ministry to investigate the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR) and potentially close it “because they follow foreigners”, appearing to link the rights group to the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party's purported “revolution”. The CNRP - the

  • Rainsy and Sokha ‘would already be dead’: PM

    Prime Minister Hun Sen on Sunday appeared to suggest he would have assassinated opposition leaders Sam Rainsy and Kem Sokha had he known they were promising to “organise a new government” in the aftermath of the disputed 2013 national elections. In a clip from his speech

  • Massive ceremony at Angkor Wat will show ‘Cambodia not in anarchy’: PM

    Government officials, thousands of monks and Prime Minister Hun Sen himself will hold a massive prayer ceremony at Angkor Wat in early December to highlight the Kingdom’s continuing “peace, independence and political stability”, a spectacle observers said was designed to disguise the deterioration of

  • PM tells workers CNRP is to blame for any sanctions

    In a speech to workers yesterday, Prime Minister Hun Sen pinned the blame for any damage inflicted on Cambodia’s garment industry by potential economic sanctions squarely on the opposition party. “You must remember clearly that if the purchase orders are reduced, it is all