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Prime Minister Hun Sen speaks to Cambodian expatriates in Washington D.C. on May 11.

Hun Sen Rules Out Postal Voting for Cambodia During His US Tour

Speaking at times behind a lectern adorned with familiar yellow flowers and at one point taking up a bullhorn outside a hotel, Prime Minister Hun Sen gave a string of speeches during his tour of Washington for the U.S.-Asean Summit.

Poipet border checkpoint. (Danielle Keeton-Olsen/VOD)

Briefs: Poipet Border Reopens, Water Plant Coming to Thirsty Borey

Travelers with vaccines and proper identification can now cross into Thailand via the Poipet International Border Gate. The Phnom Penh Water Supply Authority claimed it will have a clean drinking water plant ready by next year for residents of a Borey Piphup Thmey property whose residents say temporary water tanks are not enough to quench their thirst.

Thai assistant commissioner-general Surachate Hakparn, center, addresses the press conference on March 18, 2022.

Alleged Thai ‘Blood Slave’ Retracts Account

A Thai woman who claimed 10 days ago that her blood was harvested at a Sihanoukville scam operation said Friday she had fabricated her account in order to get a swift rescue.

Thai nationals who were trafficked to a Pursat province special economic zone are inspected by Thai and Cambodian authorities at the Poipet border on November 24, 2021. (Royal Thai Police)

Thai Police Tell of Another ‘Blood Slave’ Case in Cambodia

Royal Thai Police deputy commissioner Surachate Hakparn said a Thai woman who was rescued from a slave compound in Cambodia had three to four bags of blood harvested from her and was in danger of organ trafficking, according to Thai media.