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  • World NewsFamous South Korean streamer found dead in Cambodian pond, Chinese couple arrested

    Famous South Korean streamer found dead in Cambodian pond, Chinese couple arrested

    The body of a famous South Korean DJ, broadcaster, and influencer was found dead in a pond in Cambodia. Police arrested a Chinese couple who allegedly confessed to killing the well-known female broadcaster, BJ Ahyeong, in the nation’s capital Phnom Phen. The 33 year old mysteriously disappeared from all of her social media platforms in March. Her body was discovered wrapped in a…

  • Thailand NewsThailand and Cambodia consider reopening Preah Vihear temple to boost tourism

    Thailand and Cambodia consider reopening Preah Vihear temple to boost tourism

    Anticipation is growing among Thais for the reopening of the Preah Vihear temple ruins in Si Sa Ket after a 15-year suspension to boost tourism and promote peace dialogue with Cambodia. The temple has been inaccessible from Si Sa Ket’s Kantharalak district since 2008 due to border disputes between the two countries. Soldiers from both Thailand and Cambodia remain stationed…

  • Thailand NewsPolice help 9 foreign tourists stranded at the border of Thailand

    Police help 9 foreign tourists stranded at the border of Thailand

    The Royal Thai Police helped nine foreign tourists who were stranded near the Cambodian border in Sa Keao province, eastern Thailand, to find a place to rest their heads last night. The tourists, including six Spanish nationals, one Ukrainian national, and two Indian nationals, were “very impressed” with the work of Sa Keao Tourist Police, soldiers of the 13th Ranger…

  • World NewsThai woman robbed of 300,000 baht to bag snatcher at SEA Games in Cambodia

    Thai woman robbed of 300,000 baht to bag snatcher at SEA Games in Cambodia

    A bag snatcher stole a handbag with assets worth 300,000 baht from a Thai woman at a restaurant in Cambodia last night. The victim suffered serious injuries to her arms and legs. The Thai woman spoke to KhaoSod about the theft that occurred at 9pm on Thursday, May 11. She revealed that she visited Cambodia to watch a football match…

  • World NewsCambodia bestows citizenship to Brazilian boxer and Polish wife

    Cambodia bestows citizenship to Brazilian boxer and Polish wife

    The King of Cambodia bestowed citizenship to Brazilian kickboxer Thiago Teixeira for sticking up for the Khmers in the recent origins of Muay Thai dispute between Thailand and Cambodia. His Polish wife was also granted citizenship. The royal ceremony follows the World Muaythai Organisation’s (WMO) decision to ban the 30 year old mixed martiaul arts fighter Thiago Teixeira from competing.…

  • World NewsThailand – Cambodia border checkpoint overwhelmed ahead of Songkran

    Thailand – Cambodia border checkpoint overwhelmed ahead of Songkran

    The Poipet International Border Checkpoint between Thailand and Cambodia is so busy ahead of the Songkran – or the Southeast Asian New Year – that Thai authorities have had to open a second checkpoint nearby to ease congestion. Like Thailand, Cambodia is celebrating the Buddhist New Year this weekend. In Cambodia, the holiday is called “Moha Sangkranta” and will be celebrated…

  • Thailand NewsBrazillian boxer banned by WMO after supporting Cambodian kickboxing

    Brazillian boxer banned by WMO after supporting Cambodian kickboxing

    Following an argument over the origin of kickboxing between Thailand and Cambodia, the World Muaythai Organisation (WMO) has banned Brazilian boxer Thiago Teixeira from the sport after he announced support for Kun Khmer. His Apex Fight Series middleweight class championship record was also expunged. Cambodia is pushing to gain international recognition for its version of kickboxing, Kun Khmer. The country…

  • World NewsFake cop repeatedly scams people in central Thailand, gambles the dirty money away in Cambodia

    Fake cop repeatedly scams people in central Thailand, gambles the dirty money away in Cambodia

    A Thai man posing as a police officer has been arrested in Phra Nakhon Sri Ayutthaya province. The fake cop used his uniform to appear trustworthy but was in fact scamming people all over central Thailand. The “policeman” said he took the dirty money to gamble in Poipet, Cambodia, and would return to scam people again after gambling it all…

  • Pattaya NewsPolice arrest Cambodian for raging fire at Pattaya ‘secret’ beach (video)

    Police arrest Cambodian for raging fire at Pattaya ‘secret’ beach (video)

    Police arrested a homeless Cambodian national yesterday under suspicion of starting a raging fire at a secret beach in Pattaya, eastern Thailand, on Monday night, causing damages amounting to 300,000 baht. On Monday, 41 year old fisherman Teeraphat Iampinyo discovered a raging fire at a secret beach – mostly used by fishermen to sell fish and store equipment. The beach…

  • World NewsThailand to haggle for discounted SEA Games broadcasting rights

    Thailand to haggle for discounted SEA Games broadcasting rights

    Cambodia is the very first host country of the Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) to charge membership countries a broadcasting rights fee, costing US$800,000, or about 28 million baht. Thailand plans to negotiate the cost before the games begin in May, citing that the fee is too expensive. The secretary-general of the Cambodia SEA Games Organizing Committee and National Olympic…

  • World NewsBird flu takes life of 11 year old girl in Cambodia

    Bird flu takes life of 11 year old girl in Cambodia

    The bird flu, or H5N1, has taken the life of an 11 year old girl in Cambodia, marking the first known infection from the disease since 2014. The girl from the rural southeastern province of Prey Veng fell ill on February 16 and was sent to a hospital in Phnom Penh. According to the South China Morning Post, doctors diagnosed…

  • World NewsCambodian woman finds success selling Thai stir-fried ice cream

    Cambodian woman finds success selling Thai stir-fried ice cream

    A Cambodian woman has found success by selling Thai-style stir-fried ice cream in her country. The woman, Ouk Chanvoleak, learned how to make the dessert in Thailand before opening her business on Pub Street in Siem Reap in 2014. The street food, also known as rolled ice cream, grew popular in Thailand around 2012. However, starting the business was not…

  • World NewsCambodia claims Louis Vuitton logo inspired by ancient Khmer art

    Cambodia claims Louis Vuitton logo inspired by ancient Khmer art

    A media outlet in Cambodia claims that the symbol on the famous Louis Vuitton logo is inspired by ancient Khmer art. Facebook page ‘Ebook Cambodia’ posted a photo of a classic Louis Vuitton handbag against an ancient Cambodian stone carving of an Apsara, a type of historical divine dancer known for exquisite costumes and captivating hand movements. The Apsara’s sarong…

  • World NewsEastern Thailand province suffers smoke from Cambodian forest fires

    Eastern Thailand province suffers smoke from Cambodian forest fires

    A province in eastern Thailand is suffering from smoke due to Cambodian forest fires. Smoke from the fires has drifted across the border into large parts of Trat province, with Trat’s governor receiving complaints from the main city district, as well as Klong Yai and Bo Rai districts, Naewna reported yesterday. The governor, Chamnanwit Teerat, said the governors of Cambodia’s…

  • Thailand NewsPrayut tells everyone to calm down over Thai-Cambodian Muay Thai drama

    Prayut tells everyone to calm down over Thai-Cambodian Muay Thai drama

    Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha is telling everyone to calm down regarding the row that was sparked last week between Thailand and Cambodia over the origin of Muay Thai. Cambodia, the host country of the 2023 SEA Games, changed the name of the kickboxing competition from Muay Thai to Kun Khmer and stated that the origin of Muay Thai is Cambodian.…

  • Covid-19 NewsTourist numbers up, positive Covid-19 tests down

    Tourist numbers up, positive Covid-19 tests down

    Positive Covid-19 tests, hospitalisations and deaths dropped substantially in the third week of January. The much-needed return of tourists to the kingdom in substantial numbers has not produced the much-feared spike in Covid cases or deaths. All the metrics were down in the third week of January, with only a handful of foreigners testing positive. The Department of Disease Control…

  • World NewsShould tourists in Thailand take a gamble on Poipet?

    Should tourists in Thailand take a gamble on Poipet?

    Poipet, a boomtown on the Khmer side of the Thai – Cambodian border, is known for two things: visa runs and gambling. Just 3.5 hours away from Bangkok, Poipet is popular with tourists looking to exit and reenter Thailand’s border to gain more time in the kingdom. Beyond the immigration office lies an otherwise unspectacular-looking urban municipality that transforms into…

  • World NewsThailand and Cambodia argue over origin of Muay Thai kickboxing

    Thailand and Cambodia argue over origin of Muay Thai kickboxing

    A row has sparked between Thailand and Cambodia over the origin of Muay Thai. As a result, Thailand has withdrawn from the Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games). Cambodia, the host country of the 2023 SEA Games, changed the name of the kickboxing competition from Muay Thai to Kun Khmer and stated that the origin of Muay Thai is Cambodian. The…

  • World NewsMutant mosquitoes a growing threat in Asia

    Mutant mosquitoes a growing threat in Asia

    New research warns that mosquitoes that transmit viruses such as dengue in parts of Asia have evolved and grown resistant to insecticides. Experts warn new methods to control them are urgently needed. Insecticide-resistant mosquitoes have been a known problem for years, but studies are now showing the scope is much larger than previously understood. Fogging-infested areas may no longer be…

  • World News21 Thai citizens reported dead in fire casino in Cambodia

    21 Thai citizens reported dead in fire casino in Cambodia

    The death toll has risen on the fire incident this morning at the Grand Diamonds City and Casino in Poipet city in Cambodia. Thai officials confirmed that 21 Thai citizens were killed and another 53 were injured in the fire. The Cambodian authorities have not yet confirmed a full report on the deaths and injuries. Officials from the Burapa Internal…

  • World NewsTrafficking rears ugly head again after group of Thais escapes slavery in Cambodia

    Trafficking rears ugly head again after group of Thais escapes slavery in Cambodia

    Southeast Asia’s trafficking problem is rearing its ugly head again, after a group of Thais managed to escape slavery for a Chinese call centre gang in Cambodia today. The call centre is located in the border town of Krong Bavet. The group of seven Thais posted a Facebook Live video asking for help early this morning. A woman said they…

  • World NewsBuddha statue in Cambodia will be world’s 3rd tallest

    Buddha statue in Cambodia will be world’s 3rd tallest

    The owner of the hotel group in Cambodia is taking on a big challenge. A big, tall challenge. The owner of the Sokha Hotel Group in Cambodia has pledged to build one of the world’s tallest Buddha statues. His scheme would see the construction of a 108-metre tall Buddha on Bokor Mountain. While news coverage in the Phnom Penh Post,…

  • Crime NewsPolish men attack Cambodian woman with acid, knife and hammer in Thailand

    Polish men attack Cambodian woman with acid, knife and hammer in Thailand

    A young Cambodian woman says she was brutally attacked by Polish men in Chon Buri province in eastern Thailand. The attackers slashed her with a knife, beat her with a hammer, and threw acid on her face, body, and genitals, leaving her dripping with blood and in need of 260 stitches. Yesterday, the Secretary-General of the People’s Advocacy Team Foundation…

  • World News3 men were arrested for stealing Thai Internet connection & World Cup betting in Cambodia

    3 men were arrested for stealing Thai Internet connection & World Cup betting in Cambodia

    Two Thai men and a Cambodian man were arrested in Cambodia after using Thailand’s Internet connection to broadcast the FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar and operating a football betting syndicate. Under a Royal Thai Police (RTP)exercise to prevent the operation of football betting during the World Cup, officers across the country stumbled on criminals using an illegal link to watch…

  • World NewsThailand and Cambodian officials agree to remove mines in border areas

    Thailand and Cambodian officials agree to remove mines in border areas

    Thai and Cambodian officials have agreed to remove mines in shared border areas. Cambodian PM Hun Sen instructed provincial authorities to clear the mines after partaking in the 30th anniversary of the mine action exhibition. According to Phnom Penh Post, the PM called on all relevant authorities to work with the Thai side of the border before discussing border issues…

  • World NewsCambodia’s jasmine rice variety crowned best in world

    Cambodia’s jasmine rice variety crowned best in world

    Cambodia’s version of jasmine rice has been crowned the world’s best for the fifth time at The Rice Trader World Conference in Phuket, Thailand. According to Phom Penh Post, the Phka Rumduol jasmine rice is a type of long-grain rice that has topped international buyers’ lists. It is also one of the varieties that is exported under the country’s “Angkor…

  • World NewsCambodian PM Hun Sen contracts Covid-19 prior to APEC Summit in Thailand

    Cambodian PM Hun Sen contracts Covid-19 prior to APEC Summit in Thailand

    The Prime Minister of Cambodia Hun Sen tested positive for Covid-19 today meaning he will not be able to attend the APEC Summit in Bangkok this week as planned. He has had close contact with numerous world leaders in the past week. Hun Sen reported the positive test result this morning after hosting the ASEAN Summit in Cambodia between November…

  • World NewsArmed and Distressed Cambodian soldier crosses Thai border

    Armed and Distressed Cambodian soldier crosses Thai border

    An armed and distressed Cambodian soldier drove through a checkpoint and crossed the border into Thailand’s eastern province of Sa Kaeo on Saturday night. The soldier, Colonel Sok Banpol, drove his car to an intersection and parked there. The Cambodian soldier remained in his car until Sunday morning. Sok’s relatives arrived on the scene to try to convince him to…

  • World NewsNo more Mr Nice Guy – dazed Putin seeks to emulate US glory in Vietnam

    No more Mr Nice Guy – dazed Putin seeks to emulate US glory in Vietnam

    The United States had been secretly bombing Cambodia for years, though it wasn’t much of a secret to the Cambodians when The New York Times exposed the practice in May 1969. President Richard Nixon and national security advisor Henry Kissinger believed they had a game changer that would bring the victory the army failed to deliver, but of course, they…

  • World NewsThailand’s LTR visa needs reworking to attract foreigners

    Thailand’s LTR visa needs reworking to attract foreigners

    Thailand is still confident its updated Long-Term Resident (LTR) visa will attract affluent foreigners despite more attractive LTR visa options in other countries. On September 1, Thailand launched a revised LTR visa, joining other nations such as Cambodia, Singapore, Malaysia, and the Philippines, targeting rich foreigners. The Thai government cut the cost of the 10-year LTR visa in half, from…