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Three More Thai Detainees In Cambodia May Be Released

BANGKOK, Jan 14 (Bernama) — The Phnom Penh court is expected to grant
bail for temporary release to three more Thai detainees in Cambodia —
after two out of the seven Thai detainees in the Cambodian capital were
released on bail on Thursday.

However, bail is unlikely for Veera Somkwamkid and Ratree Pipatanapaibul, who were additionally charged with espionage.

All the seven Thai nationals — who were arrested by Cambodian
soldiers in a border area on December 29 — were charged with illegally
trespassing onto the Cambodian soil.

Two of them, Panich Vikitsreth, a Bangkok MP of the Thailand’s
ruling Democrat Party, and Naruemol Jitwaratana, were first granted
bail by the Cambodian Court Thursday.

Both of them are staying at the Thai Embassy in Phnom Penh.

Meanwhile, Thai Army commander-in-chief General Prayuth Chan-ocha
said that the Royal Thai Army has sent its public relations officers to
talk with local people in Sa Kaeo Province who oppose activists of
Veera’s Thai Patriots Network plan to rally at the Aranyaprathet border
checkpoint in the province to protest against the Cambodian arrest of
the seven Thai people, as the Royal Thai Army does not want to see Thai
people clash with one another.

The situations along the Thai-Cambodian border in Aranyaprathet district and other areas have, however, remained normal.

Thai Navy chief-of-staff Admiral Thakerngsak Wangkaew said that
naval officers of the Navy’s Chanthaburi-Trat Task Force have also
conducted naval patrols along the border in areas under their

He confirmed that relations between Thai and Cambodian navies have
been good, and that both sides have regularly visited and informed each
other of their movements in advance.


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