Monday, 14 February 2011

Border schools reopen quietly

via CAAI

Published: 14/02/2011 

Primary schools near the Cambodian borders in Si Sa Ket reopened Monday morning, but only but only about half their students dared attend classes, with the others opting to stay home for safety, education zone 4 director Wanna Boonsuk said.

Mr wanna said he visited all schools near the border, including Ban Phum Srol which hit by Cambodian shelling on on Feb 5.

Students were still in fear there would be more fighting between the two countries, despite the ceasefire having lasted nearly a week.

He believed most students would return to classes tomorrow.

At Ban Phum Srol, students began the day by helping each other to clean rooms and school compound.

The school had closed since the attack last week and students needed to temporarily study at schools far from the border.

Meanwhile, Sa Kaeo governor Sanit Naksuksi said he saw no sign of a new clash on Monday along the 165km border with Cambodia.

He said Phnom Penh was aware of the unpleasant impact skirmishes on the border had on business near its town of Poipet, which is opposite Rong Kluea market in Sa Kaeo’s Aranyaprathet.

However, Cambodian soldiers tightened security at Poipot on Monday as Prime Minister Hun Sen was scheduled to open a new road there, about 20km from the border checkpoint in Aranyaprathet.

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