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New regulations behind long queues as Sa Kaew border checkpoint bordering Cambodia

Long queues at the Thai-Cambodian border checkpoint in Sa Kaew province since August 9 has given rise to angry comments on social-media, with angry travellers putting the delays down to bribe-taking, which has prompted local authorities to look into the problem and seek urgent solutions.

Chinese investors shine in Asian realty

China-dominant investment in property spreads across the region, transforming  the look and affordability of cities.

Cambodians arrested with Siamese rosewood in Thai forest

Five Cambodian men have been arrested for allegedly felling a protected Siam rosewood tree and chopping it into 34 short planks to smuggle out of a national park in Nakhon Ratchasima.

Three monks deported to Cambodia after complaints of donation pressures

Police deported three monks back to their home country of Cambodia this week after the monks reportedly stood outside a local resident’s home in Si Sa Ket province on numerous occasions this week so as to pressure the homeowner to make cash donations to them.

Thai man found dead in Cambodia across Sa Kaew border

On Tuesday morning, a Thai national was found dead on the Cambodian side of a creek that runs through Sa Kaew’s Aranyaprathet district, police said.

Two Cambodians arrested over Bang Na mall thefts

Two Cambodians have been arrested for allegedly pickpocketing from shoppers in the Mega Bang Na mall, immigration police said on Wednesday.

Asean mulls paths to integration

Smoother customs clearance, payment systems emerge from Chiang Rai meet.

Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam cite concerns over Pak Lay dam project in Laos

The Mekong River Commission (MRC) has raised concerns with Laos over the Pak Lay hydropower dam on the Mekong River.

Cambodia trade push sharpened

The Export-Import Bank of Thailand has officially opened a representative office in Phnom Penh to facilitate the operations of Thai exporters and investors and Cambodian importers of Thai products, says the bank’s president Pisit Serewiwattana.

Groups discuss roads to world peace

Over 1,000 social representatives, including men and women from Asean member states, religious leaders and NGOs, gathered in Cambodia to discuss ways to make peace in Southeast Asia, according to a South Korea-based NGO Heavenly Culture World Peace Restoration of Light (HWPL).

A Khmer killer stalks the world

New in the expat crime-fiction library, an intriguing serial-murder mystery, but too much detail might result in death by suffocation.

Winning pictures

Films from Cambodia and Thailand keep audiences entertained at the International Film Festival Rotterdam.

Bangkok sounds smoke alarm for expanding Asean capitals

Bangkok is choking as military drones and fire trucks fight to bring air pollution under control. Schools have closed, people are encouraged to stay indoors and others have armed themselves with face masks.

Cambodia has a lot to answer for

PM Prayut Chan-o-cha should ask the Cambodian government to explain why former Thai prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra recently used a Cambodian passport to register a company in Hong Kong.

Blaze breaks out at casino building in Cambodia

At least two people were injured on Monday night when a big fire engulfed a 15-floor casino building in Cambodia's border town.

Southeast Asian Refugees Are the Latest Victims of Trump’s Deportation Crackdown

While the situation deteriorates at the border, thousands of Southeast Asian refugees who have lived in the US for years are facing renewed pressure.

Blessings of the Buddha

Monks in Bangkok on Sunday led hundreds of Thais in worshiping Buddhist relics and statues gathered from 13 Asian countries for a New Year blessing ceremony.

25 Thai call-centre gang members repatriated after being jailed in Cambodia

Cambodian authorities handed over 25 Thais to Thai police on Saturday after they had served 10 months in a Cambodian jail for working for a Taiwanese-led call centre scam gang.

Blood-hued Phayung almost gone as corrupt officials pave way for logging

At a waterfall in northeastern Buntrik-Yod Mon Wildlife Sanctuary a mature male elephant lay dead, with traces of a highly volatile bullet left in its mouth and its bud. Another AK47 bullet was found buried in its ribs.

HRW slams govt for extraditing labour activist

Thailand has totally ignored concerns raised by UN agencies and human-rights groups, Human Rights Watch (HRW)’s senior researcher Sunai Phasuk said yesterday, after the government deported a Cambodian asylum seeker, even though he is likely to face persecution and possible mistreatment.