Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Army bans fuel exports to Cambodia

via CAAI

Published: 10/05/2011 at 01:39 PM
Online news:

The 2nd Army command has ordered a halt to further exports of fuel and other products the Cambodian military may need to support their troops in operations against Thai forces along the disputed border.

The export ban will last until the border situation really returns to normal, according to the 2nd Army order obtained and published by the local media today.

The order is intended for the customs office at the Chong Chom immigration checkpoint in Surin’s Kap Choeng district.

It said the office must request cooperation from traders of oil, natural gas and other products needed by Cambodian troops.

This morning, the number of Cambodian people crossing the border to buy food products at the fresh market near the Chong Chom checkpoint remained lower than normal. The market was only recently re-opened after being closed because of the fighting on the Cambodian border in Surin and Buri Ram.

A number of Thai tourists crossed the frontier into Cambodia today, most were seen headed to a casino not far away.

Although most shops at another market near the checkpoint have also reopened, the number of both Thai and Cambodian shoppers was not as high as it used to be.

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