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Ban Placed on Cambodia Casino Building Material

29 July 2004

CAMBODIA – As reported by the Bangkok Post: "A ban has been put on the movement of building materials from Thailand to a new casino complex under construction in Cambodia, adjacent to the Chong Sa-ngam border checkpoint in Si Sa Ket province.

"The ban was ordered yesterday by provincial governor Thanom Songserm on the recommendation of Maj-Gen Pichet Visaijorn, commander of the Suranaree Task Force, who cited security concerns.

"Construction of the casino has generated strong protests from Thailand, since the border in the area has not yet been officially demarcated.

"…The casino site is about 150m from the present temporary border line set by Cambodia and Thailand pending official demarcation of the frontier…"

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