Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Thai defence minister backs Indonesia meet




Thai defence minister backs Indonesia meet

Thai defence minister backs Indonesia meet

ThaiDefence Minister Prawit Wongsuwon said he would attend a meeting with Cambodia next month in Indonesia, reversing his earlier stated opposition, The Bangkok Post reported yesterday. Prawit said he had “no problem” with the location so long as Indonesia was not involved in the talks at Bogor, slated for April 7 and 8. Cambodian officials reacted cooly yesterday. “We do not believe Thai officials’ comments because … they do differently from what they have promised,” said Nem Sowath, director-general of the general department of policy and foreign affairs at the Ministry of National Defense. “We don’t believe them until they send us a letter.” Cambodian and Thai officials will convene a meeting of the General Border Committee to discuss security issues in light of last month’s deadly clashes near the Preah Vihear temple.

MOST VIEWED

  • Body of woman killed in Bangkok returns

    The Cambodian embassy in Thailand is working to repatriate the body of a casino dealer who was shot dead in Bangkok on Monday night. Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation spokesman Kuy Kuong told The Post on Wednesday that officials are preparing paperwork to

  • Chikungunya hits 15 provinces, says gov’t

    Ministry of Health spokeswoman Or Vandine said on Thursday that the chikungunya outbreak in the Kingdom has spread to 15 provinces. Some 1,700 people are now suspected to have the disease. Vandine urged people to prevent its further spread by eliminating shelters for the Aedes aegypti mosquitoes

  • Gov’t exempts visa A and B holders from Covid fees

    Airline passengers who are diplomats and officials of international organisations holding Type A and B visas for travel to Cambodia are exempted from paying Covid-19 testing fees, said the Ministry of Health in its latest adjustment of rules on Wednesday. Health Minister Mam Bun Heng

  • Bill covering dress code draws ire

    Ministry of Interior secretary of state Ouk Kim Lek responded on Tuesday to criticism concerning a draft law that would ban women from wearing overly revealing clothing, saying that input from all parties will be considered as the law moves through the promulgation process. Several

  • Passing the test: Is Cambodia’s education system failing its people?

    The Kingdom’s education system needs to grow its people but some flaws might stifle​ this growth Coming from the Khmer Rouge occupation, with the loss of many scholars and academicians and a collapsed government, the education system had to be reconstructed from scratch – one

  • What’s the deal with Cambodia and China’s FTA?

    Cambodia’s Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with China kicks off a series of FTAs in future but for now, critics wonder what else the parties could bring to the table apart from what it already has to date By the end of this year, Cambodia