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Thais fuming over British Ambassador to Cambodia’s ‘Khmer dessert’ photo

  THAI netizens got annoyed after British Ambassador to Cambodia Dominic Williams posted a photo on his Facebook page with the caption saying “Khmer dessert” but what was shown is known to be Thai dessert, Amarin TV said today (Mar. 1). In this photo are some delicious Thai desserts including Luk chup, which is Thai […]

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Surveillance ramped up at checkpoint as Cambodia’s bird flu death toll rises to 2

  AUTHORITIES in Sa Kaeo province boosted surveillance to the highest level at Aranyaprathep checkpoint today (Feb. 28) after Cambodia’s death toll from avian influenza, commonly known as bird flu, rose to two, Naewna newspaper said. At 8.30 a.m. Mr. Wiboon Srimankongtham, head of the Sa Kaeo animal quarantine station, ordered Mr. Yuttana Sophi, a […]

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Viruses in Cambodian bird flu cases identified as endemic clade

  By Reuters and published by Yahoo!News THE viruses that infected two people in Cambodia with H5N1 avian influenza have been identified as an endemic clade of bird flu circulating in the country, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said. The cases reported last week had raised concerns they were caused by […]

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Sports

7 countries joining Kun Khmer kickboxing matches at SEA Games

  AFTER Cambodia changed the name of kickboxing from Muay Thai to Kun Khmer at the 32nd SEA Games which angered Thai sport committees the Kun Khmer International Federation (KKIF) announced today (Feb. 21) that seven countries will be joining these matches, Naewna newspaper said. Thailand was watching to see whether a minimum of four […]

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Trat hit by toxic smoke from forest fires in Cambodia

  PEOPLE living in large parts of eastern Trat province are suffering from toxic smoke that drifted across the border from forest fires raging in Cambodia despite the Thai military having built an understanding with the neighbouring country that this should not occur, Naewna newspaper said today (Feb. 1). Trat Governor Mr. Chamnanwit Teerat said […]

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 Thailand and Cambodia spar over whether it’s ‘Muay Thai’ or ‘Kun Khmer’

  WITH Cambodia having changed the name of kickboxing from Muay Thai to Kun Khmer at the 32nd SEA Games it is hosting in May this year, the Thai SEA Games committee warned that any country sending boxers to participate in Kun Khmer matches could be barred from other big competitions, TV Channel 7 said […]

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2 Cambodians held for stealing Japanese passenger’s bag on arriving flight

  SUVARNABHUMI Airport Tourist Police quickly arrested two Cambodian men after they stole a Japanese man’s bag on a flight arriving from Phnom Penh today (Jan. 18), TV Channel 7 said. The unidentified Japanese passenger had reported that two Cambodian men who were seated on the same row as him on this flight to Bangkok […]

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Khmer soldiers seal off gutted casino-hotel complex near Thai border

CAMBODIAN soldiers took full control of the fire-gutted casino-hotel complex at Poipet border town, just across from Aranyaprathet subdistrict, Sa Kaeo province, this afternoon (Dec. 31) after ordering Thai rescuers to withdraw at 6 p.m. yesterday, Naewna newspaper said. Cambodia’s Military Region 5 sent troops to block off the three buildings of the Grand Diamond […]

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22 employees, gamblers dead in Cambodian casino-hotel inferno

THE HUGE FIRE at the three-building casino-hotel complex in Cambodia’s Poipet border town, just across from Aranyaprathet subdistrict, Sa Kaeo province, has killed 22 employees and gamblers so far with 53 injured and eight still missing, Thai Rath newspaper said today (Dec. 30). Eyewitnesses said the blaze at Grand Diamond City Hotel and Casino which […]

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Update: 12 dead in Cambodian casino fire, most of them Thai staff

  THE death toll in the fire that raged through a Cambodian hotel and casino in Poipet, just opposite Rong Kluea market in Aranyaprathet subdistrict, Sa Kaeo province, has reached 12 while 53 are injured and eight missing with most of them being Thai staff working there, Thai Rath newspaper said today (Dec. 29). The […]

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