NEW visa exemptions for Cambodian and Thai citizens came into effect yesterday, expected to boost tourism and trade in both countries. The agreement allows citizens of each country to travel across borders visa-free for 14 days. Koy Kuong, an undersecretary of state at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said it facilitated cross-border investment and business trips. Minister of Tourism Thong Khon said the long-awaited exemption could see the Kingdom’s 100,000 Thai visitors a year double.
Thai tourist and business boom begins
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Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday denied a “rift” among top leaders of the Cambodian People’s Party (CPP), and rejected claims that Senate president Say Chhum and Interior Minister Sar Kheng were set to be removed from their positions as rumours spread by “gangsters”.
- Huge 3.5-tonne ivory haul seized in capital
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- Assembly passes amendment to Political Party Law Article 45
The National Assembly on Thursday unanimously approved a proposed amendment to Article 45 of the Law on Political Parties in a move that could pave the way for former senior opposition leaders banned for five years to return to the political stage. As expected, the 115 ruling