Border tensions run high among hawkish hawkers

Border tensions run high among hawkish hawkers

Cross-border trade ended – as it so often does – in a territorial dispute after a squabble over prices at the Thai-Cambodian border ended in blows on Tuesday.

Police say a Cambodian vendor crossed into Thailand via Poipet to sample the wares of another Cambodian there. Upset at the prices, he launched a verbal barrage before storming off.

The recipient of the barbs followed him back to Cambodia and continued the fight on home territory. Words escalated into blows, as the pair attacked each other with rocks.

Police separated the two, sent them to hospital and gave them anger management training. Deum Ampil

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