Subscribe Search

Search form

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Thais call for ASEAN driver’s licence

Thais call for ASEAN driver’s licence

Thais call for ASEAN driver’s licence

Thailand’s Association of Domestic Travel (ADT) is pushing for an ASEAN driver’s licence in a bid to boost regional tourism ahead of ASEAN economic integration at the end of this year.

ADT Chairman Yutthachai Sunthornrattanavej revealed the plan to the Bangkok Post on Tuesday, saying he would soon submit a letter to that country’s Ministry of Tourism and Sports.

“[Now] the tourism atmosphere in provinces bordering Laos, Myanmar and Cambodia are lively and these new tourist groups have purchasing power,” Yutthachai said.

Travelling abroad using private cars has already become popular in the region, and allowing such licences would “encourage more Cambodians to travel abroad by car”, said Thoun Sinan, managing director of travel company B2B Cambodia

Ho Vandy, co-chair of the Tourism Working Group, said discussions about such a licence have been ongoing since 2005 between Cambodia, Thailand, and Vietnam, but that little progress had been made.

“We are still discussing a single administrative application for travellers,” he said.


  • Kak Channthy, Cambodian Space Project frontwoman, killed in crash at 38 [Updated]

    Updated 5:05pm, Tuesday, March 20, 2018 Kak Channthy, frontwoman of popular The Cambodian Space Project, was killed Tuesday morning in a traffic accident in Phnom Penh. She was 38. Channthy, the internationally recognised singer-songwriter also known as “Srey Thy”, was reportedly travelling in a tuk-tuk on the city's

  • Australian police investigating death threat against Kem Ley's widow

    Updated: 10:17am, Friday March 23, 2018 Australian authorities on Thursday confirmed they have launched an investigation into a crudely written death threat sent tothe family of slain political analyst Kem Ley and Victoria state MP Hong Lim. The typed letter, reported to Victoria police last week, is

  • Apparel groups including H&M and Gap urge Cambodia garment industry reform, seek meeting with Hun Sen

    A group representing some of the largest apparel brands in the US and Europe – including Gap, H&M and ASOS – expressed “growing concern” on Tuesday over several controversial labour laws and ongoing court cases against unionists described as restrictive and unjust. In an open letter

  • Hun Sen says Montagnards don’t exist in Cambodia

    Prime Minister Hun Sen once again attacked ex-opposition leader Sam Rainsy for pledging “autonomy” to Montagnards, claiming – seemingly incorrectly – the ethnic minority does not exist in Cambodia. “We respect all minorities such as Jarai, Steang, Phnong, but we have never had Montagnards,” the premier said