Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Border shooting: Five shot, one dead on Thai border

Border shooting: Five shot, one dead on Thai border

Border shooting: Five shot, one dead on Thai border

Border shooting
One Cambodian man was killed and four others injured on Sunday afternoon after they were shot by Thai soldiers after illegally crossing the border from Oddar Meanchey province into Thailand’s Sisaket province. Trapaing Prasat district police chief Keo Tan said that Thai soldiers fired on a group of five Cambodians from Kampong Thom province’s Baray district after they were allegedly found logging rosewood two kilometres inside Thai territory.  He identified the deceased man as 43-year-old Si Boeun. “Khmer authorities have contacted the Thai side to ask for the Cambodian body to be taken back [to Cambodia],” the police chief said.  He added that the four other victims who were shot are already back in Cambodia, where they are receiving treatment for their injuries at the Oddar Meanchey provincial hospital.

MOST VIEWED

  • Angkor Wat named as the top landmark for the second year

    Travel website TripAdvisor has named Cambodia’s ancient wonder Angkor Wat as the top landmark in the world for the second year running in their Travelers’ Choice Award 2018, an achievement Cambodian tourism operators expect will attract more tourists to the Kingdom. The website uses traveller

  • New US bill ‘is a violation of Cambodian independence’

    After a US congressmen introduced bipartisan legislation that will enact sanctions on Cambodian officials responsible for “undermining democracy” in the Kingdom, government officials and the ruling Cambodian People’s Party on Sunday said they regarded the potential action as the “violation of independence and sovereignty

  • Hun Sen detractors ‘will die’

    Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday said those who curse or insult him would eventually die without a plot of land to bury their bodies after being killed by lightning, suffering the same fate as those who recently died in Thmar Baing district in Koh

  • Ministry’s plan for net sparks fears

    The government has ordered all domestic and international internet traffic in the Kingdom to pass through a Data Management Centre (DMC) that has been newly created by the state-owned Telecom Cambodia, in a move some have claimed is an attempt to censor government critics. Spokesman