They will not be allowed to return to Cambodia for four years. Lindsey and Leslie Adams will be deported on Sunday morning, according to the court’s decision. Cambodian authorities detained the two American tourists soon after they were found taking photos of their partly naked backsides on Friday morning. The Apsara Authority, which oversees all temples in Siem Reap including Angkor Wat temple, said in its statement that “after being questioned over this case, the two tourists had confessed and recognised that they made a mistake by taking naked back photos”. It is the second incident in less than 10 days, after the authority arrested three French male tourists for taking nude photos at another temple complex of Banteay Kdey. Apsara Authority spokeswoman Chau Sun Kerya said the women’s actions were offensive towards Cambodian culture and were inappropriate at such a sacred site.
Tang Acheewa, and his girlfriend show off their New Zealand passports on his Facebook page.
Thailand’s Foreign Affairs Ministry summoned the charge d’affaires at New Zealand’s Bangkok Embassy on Tuesday to “express its concerns”.
Thai spokesman Sek Wannamethee said Thailand had asked New Zealand officials to clarify Mr Ekaphop’s refugee status. He affiliated with the Red Shirts political protest group
“Mr Ekaphop is exploiting his status granted by the New Zealand Government to conduct political activities which have reverse impact on Thailand’s security,” he said.
“Such a movement is considered an obstacle to the peace-building process and the good relationship between both countries. Therefore, Thailand requested New Zealand to revoke his status in order to stop his actions against the law.”
IEAT combines 5 border areas into Special Economic Zone
BANGKOK, 26 September 2014 (NNT) –The Industrial Estate Authority of Thailand (IEAT) has developed five border areas into a Special Economic Zone (SEZ) to promote trade and investment in the ASEAN Economic Community.
Dr.Verapong Chaiperm, the Governor of IEAT, said that in accordance with the launch of the AEC next year, the development of the Special Economic Zone of IEAT, has been underway for 3-4 years and has continued under the NCPO appointed board. IEAT will primarily develop SEZ in border areas in order to strengthen economic stability, facilitate the sale of products across frontiers, and organize migrant workers in five provinces including Tak, Mukdahan, Sakaeo, Trat, and Songkhla, before extending to seven more areas in the next few years.
The IEAT Governor added that SEZ is not only to be developed in border areas but will also include those huge communities which have a bearing on the country’s economic development
TRAT, 1 August 2014 (NNT) – The Trat Tourism Council is planning to connect a tourism route by sea between Pattaya and Trat islands before expanding the route to connect with more locations in the future. Chakapat Tawaetikul, the president of the Trat Tourism Council, chaired a meeting of the committee to develop a marine tourism route. The meeting was attended by both public and private sectors to share their ideas on the topic. As there are many Thai and foreign tourists who love to sail, the relevant authorities set up a special area comprising Pattaya, Koh Chang islands and Trat islands. It also has a plan to connect the Trat islands to the neighboring sea. However, the connection with neighboring Cambodia and Vietnam requires more discussion since it must handle immigration issues.
SAKAEW, 15 July 2014 (NNT)-Seventy-two Cambodian nationals – including seven children – have been arrested and detained by Thai immigration and Military troops in Sakaew Province for illegal entry into Thailand. The group was caught while they were sneaking into Thailand.
Military officers on patrol in Aranyaprathet District found a group of Cambodians strolling 500 meters away from the Thai-Cambodian border. The authorities intercepted the group to check on documents. The military and police then arrested the group for illegally entering Thailand after it was found that they had no documents or passports.
These illegal foreign workers were on their way back to resume work in Thailand, after the earlier so-called rapid exodus when inaccurate rumors of arrests spread, after which most have returned to work in Thailand, with the proper documentation .
However, none of this group was carrying a passport or border pass. They confessed that they are a group of Cambodians who have not been able to obtain passports, so they are not qualified to register for work in Thailand.
Undocumented Cambodian workers who are now facing a financial crisis are believed likely to sneak back into Thailand in bigger numbers over time. –
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