>Cambodia doubles military spend


Cambodia has doubled its 2009 military budget to US$500 million.

The move follows this month’s border clash with Thailand.

The head of the country’s finance commission, Cheam Yeap (pictured), says the National Assembly is expected to approve the new budget next week, with the military accounting for 25 per cent of all spending.

He says the recent clash on the Thai/Cambodia border has highlighted the need for the country’s soldiers to be better equipped.

Cheam Yeap says the army needs to be more organised, better trained, with newer bases and well-fed troops.

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