Bogus-princess alert for Surin

Bogus-princess alert for Surin

Surin's provincial governor has issued a warning about a bogus Cambodian princess and asked local authorities to make sure she strictly follows regulations when entering the country.

Governor Suwapong Kittiphatpibul sent the alert to the chief of the provincial immigration office and all district chiefs.

It involves a woman claiming to be Princess Kosoma Tevy Norodom, although the Thai embassy in Phnom Penh insists no member of the Cambodian royal family goes by that name.

According to the warning, the woman resembles a person who claimed to be another Cambodian princess and who visited Thailand in 2017. The bogus princess uses an ordinary passport issued under the name of Kosomaktevy Pich.

Mr Suwapong said the Foreign Ministry has not received an entry application from this person and has asked immigration officials and district chiefs to step up surveillance so that the woman complies with all entry rules.

The warning follows reports that the woman planned to visit Bangkok to attend private events.

Surin has a border crossing with Cambodia. 

Do you like the content of this article?

Hong Kong football fans boo Chinese anthem

HONG KONG: Football fans in Hong Kong were heard booing China’s national anthem on Saturday at the first match open to spectators in the city since legislation outlawing the practice was passed more than two years ago.


Death toll doubles in Iran protest crackdown

The official death toll has nearly doubled to 35 in a crackdown by Iran’s security forces on more than a week of protests that erupted after the death of a young woman in custody.


Russia sacks top general in charge of logistics

KYIV: Moscow replaced its top logistics general on Saturday after a series of setbacks as Kremlin-held regions of eastern and southern Ukraine voted for a second day on becoming part of Russia.