Thai Defence Minister appologises after Cambodian shot dead

Thai Defence Minister appologises after Cambodian shot dead
Thai Defense Minister Prawit Wongsuwan.

PHNOM PENH - Visiting Thai Defense Minister Prawit Wongsuwan appologized on Wednesday over recent shooting dead a Cambodian by Thai soldiers, saying that it is an unintentional fault.

Prawit Wongsuwan made oral apology at a news conference in front of Cambodia's Defense Minister Tea Banh and other senior officials after the 10th Meeting of the General Border Committee (GBC).

A 55-year-old woman was shot dead on Dec 9 by Thai soldiers, while she, along with two daughters and other two people living in O-Smach district, Oddor Meanchey, trespassed into the Thai territory to collect wild mushrooms and cassava.

Prawit said so far the two sides have already solved out the shooting on Cambodian people, and Thai soldiers had no desire to open fire at Cambodian people.

"For this issue, Thai side also made apology and compensated some damages. We are unintentional," he told the conference.

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