Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Guns fall silent on border

Guns fall silent on border

Guns fall silent on border

LAST night saw no shooting at the border, Prime Minister Hun Sen said today, in what was the first night of peace since hostilities broke out between Thailand and Cambodia on Aprill 22.

Speaking at the inauguration ceremony of a pagoda in Phnom Penh, the Premier said that troops from Cambodia and Thailand stationed near to Ta Moan and Ta Krabey temple had slept soundly at the frontline.

In two instances, he said, unarmed soliders from each country even slept side-by-side at the same locations.

“The frontline soldiers should build trust to each other, and if that happens there will be no more fighting,” he said.

Today, according to a statement from the Ministry of Defence, regional commanders again met to affirm a ceasefire. A six-point agreement was reached. It included the reopening of two border checkpoints in Oddar Meanchey province.

MOST VIEWED

  • Guards protest dismissals, reject claims of sharing naked photos of child

    Some 20 former security guards at the US Embassy in Phnom Penh protested on Tuesday against their dismissal. They accused their employers of falsely claiming they had viewed and shared child pornography from their mobile phones as grounds for their termination. In total, 32 personnel were dismissed

  • We’re going to Wisney World!

    More than 6,000 mostly Chinese attendees witnessed the inauguration ceremony of a $1 billion Sihanoukville resort project called Wisney World in the capital on Wednesday. The event on Koh Pich, attended by several senior Cambodian government officials, is a joint venture between China’s AMC International and

  • Funcinpec urges probe into deadly Preah Sihanouk accident

    THE Funcinpec party has urged the government, especially the Ministry of Interior, to investigate the traffic accident in Preah Sihanouk province which left Prince Norodom Ranariddh badly injured and his wife Ouk Phalla dead. Funcinpec Vice President You Hokry told reporters at Botum Votey pagoda,

  • Gov’t continues China tilt as ties with the US slide on ‘interference’ in Kingdom’s internal affairs

    CHINA has granted some $131 million in aid to the Cambodian military. It comes as yet another sign that the Kingdom is strengthening strategic ties with its Asian neighbour to counter increasingly cold relations with the United States. The aid was announced as part of a