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Army insists Thai-Cambodian borders peaceful

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SAKAEO, 8 February 2012 (NNT) – Army Region 1 Commander Lieutenant General Udomdej Sitabutr says the Thai-Cambodian borders are peaceful, but vows to take tough action against declares any military personnel found to have been involved in illegal activities.

Lieutenant General Udomdej yesterday visited military scouts in Sakaeo province at the Thai-Cambodian borders. He stated that the people in both countries have been travelling across borders as usual.

Not only was his visit aimed at inspecting the situation between Thai and Cambodian forces, but also observing soldiers’ activities to prevent any illegal activities such as smuggling of expensive and rare wood.

The Commander admitted that some military personnel have been involved in the smuggling and the Army has been keeping an eye on them. He added that those caught have already been punished, vowing to take harsh action against them if they return to taking part in the illegal business again.

Lieutenant General Udomdej says he has also been tackling the problems of authorities abusing their power to their own advantage.

Read more: NNT