Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Thai cyclist deported




Thai cyclist deported

Thai cyclist deported

A Thai man has been deported following his arrest for illegal entry into Cambodia, a Cambodian border official said yesterday.

Sophannahung That Theang, a 32-year-old from Thailand’s Sisaket province, was arrested on Monday while riding his bike near Anlong Veng town in Oddar Meanchey province.

He carried just 20 baht and some clothes, but allegedly had a longer journey in mind.

“He told us he wanted to visit Phnom Penh,” Touch Ra, deputy chief of the Cambodia-Thailand border relations office in Anlong Veng, said yesterday.

“He was sent back to Thailand on Tuesday because he entered Cambodia illegally,” he said.

Touch Ra said he believed the man was mentally ill.

Meanwhile, Thai authorities repatriated the body of Huot Hang, 16, on Monday.

He was shot dead on January 23 by Thai soldiers who said he was logging illegally in Thai territory, Touch Ra said.

MOST VIEWED

  • Thousands attend CNRP-organised pro-democracy vigil in South Korea

    Thousands of supporters of the Supreme Court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) on Saturday gathered in the South Korean city of Gwangju to hold a candlelight demonstration calling for the “liberation” of democracy in Cambodia. Yim Sinorn, a CNRP member in South Korea, said on

  • US Embassy: Chinese trade does not help like the West’s

    The US Embassy in Phnom Penh on Friday said relations between China and Cambodia did not create jobs or help industry when compared to the trade between the Kingdom and the US. “About 87 per cent of trade [with China] are Chinese imports, which do not

  • Vietnamese land-grabbers held

    Following a provincial court order, Ratanakkiri Military Police on April 16 arrested 12 Vietnamese nationals accused of crossing the border into Cambodia and illegally clearing forest land. The accused are now being detained at Phnom Svay prison in the province. Ratanakkiri military police commander Thav Yen told

  • Eight people sent to court over violent protest

    Preah Sihanouk provincial authorities on Sunday sent eight people to court for blocking National Road 4 and using violence against authorities in a land dispute in Prey Nop district’s Bit Traing commune. Four police officers and two commune security guards sustained injuries when the protesters