The government has formed four commissions to deal with the aftermath of the riots.
The first will manage the compensation and renovation of the Thai embassy, and is
headed by former ambassador to Paris, Prak Sakhun. It convened several times this
week to evaluate damage claims and map out a strategy for compensation.
The second commission will investigate the events of January 29 and is headed by
the MoI's General You Sun Long. The third will deal with normalizing ties between
the two countries and is headed by senior minister Sok An.
Prum Sokha, secretary of state at the Ministry of Interior, heads the fourth commission
that is investigating the damage to Thai businesses. After a fence-mending trip to
Thailand on February 10, Sokha said the commission was ready to "compensate
"We try our best," said Sokha. "We want to see Thai businesses come
to resume their businesses as soon as possible."
Sokha's commission sent out five teams to assess damage to telecoms, tourism, and
media businesses, as well as collateral damage to Cambodian-owned property.
It sent a letter to the Thai chargé d'affaires on February 11 asking him to
distribute damage claim forms to Thai businesses. Sokha said damage estimates would
not be available until all claim forms were processed and investigated.