Forest products

Forestry Industry

Nine illegal timber trucks impounded

The National Committee for Prevention and Crackdown on Natural Resource Crimes on Monday impounded nine trucks used to transport timber to Vietnam through Kratie province’s Snuol district. Committee spokesman Eng Hy declined to provide details, citing the ongoing investigation. “We are still working on the ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/nine-illegal-timber-trucks-impounded

Oknha detained in Kratie prison for forestry crimes

A kratie provincial investigating judge has ordered well-known timber trader and oknha (tycoon) Kong Kroeng, and his son-in-law Math Naseat, to be detained at the provincial prison after they were questioned last week about their alleged role in forestry crimes. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/oknha-detained-kratie-prison-forestry-crimes

‘Freeze human traffickers’ assets’

Minister of Interior Sar Kheng ordered relevant authorities to freeze the assets of those found to be involved in human trafficking and illegal logging. Sar Kheng was speaking at the annual Interfaith Forum on Combating Human Trafficking in the capital on Wednesday. ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/freeze-human-traffickers-assets

Activists bemoan the delay in S Treng timber crackdown

Forest activists have welcomed the recent crackdown on 151 sawmills in Stung Treng province but also slammed the relevant authorities for turning a blind eye to illegal timber processing facilities for a long time. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/activists-bemoan-delay-s-treng-timber-crackdown

More than 30K palm tree seeds planted near Lao border in Stung Treng

Some 30,000 palm tree seeds were planted on Monday along a 10km stretch of National Road 7 leading to the Cambodia-Laos border in Stung Treng province. The seeds were planted on both sides of the road between post markers 040 and 042, the Stung Treng ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/more-30k-palm-tree-seeds-planted-near-lao-border-stung-treng

Vehicles used in Mondulkiri forest crimes are destroyed

National Military Police commander Sao Sokha on Wednesday ordered the destruction of more than 20 vehicles involved in forestry crimes in Mondulkiri province’s Koh Nhek district. Sokha, who also heads the National Committee for Prevention and Crackdown on Natural Resource Crimes, gave the order after ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/vehicles-used-mondulkiri-forest-crimes-are-destroyed

Kratie tycoon summoned over logging

Tycoon Kong Kroeng, a well-known timber trader, was summoned to the Kratie provincial Military Police headquarters for questioning on August 15 for his alleged involvement in forestry crimes. The summons was obtained by The Post on Tuesday. It was signed by National Military Police deputy ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kratie-tycoon-summoned-over-logging

More summons for illegal logging

Mondulkiri Provincial Court has summoned several provincial forestry administration officials and the managers of some private companies, including Chinese and Vietnamese firms, to appear for questioning over forestry crimes linked to timber tycoon Soeng Sam Ol. ...

Khy Sovuthy
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50630190/more-to-be-questioned-over-illegal-logging/

Joint forces shut down 16 illegal sawmills in Stung Treng

Joint forces in Stung Treng province temporarily shut down 16 timber processing facilities on Tuesday after an inspection revealed they did not have proper permits. The joint forces comprised of forestry officials, environmental officials, police officers and Military Police officials. It was led by provincial Military ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/joint-forces-shut-down-16-illegal-sawmills-stung-treng

Gov’t officials, Chinese charged with forestry crimes

The Mondulkiri Provincial Court on Monday ordered the detention of three government officials and three Chinese nationals on different charges after they were arrested on Friday and Saturday in connection with forestry offences. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/govt-officials-chinese-charged-forestry-crimes

Six sent to court over logging

The National Committee for Prevention and Crackdown on Natural Resource Crimes sent six suspects, including three government officials, to the Mondulkiri provincial court on Saturday, while deputy Kratie provincial Military Police commander Sak Sarun was also summoned by the court to answer questions about forestry ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/six-sent-court-over-logging

Two Vietnamese men sent to Mondulkiri court for illegal logging

Two Vietnamese nationals and a Cambodian were sent to Mondulkiri Provincial Court on Wednesday for their involvement in forestry crimes. Mondulkiri provincial Military Police commander Hem Bonarel told The Post on Wednesday the trio was arrested on Tuesday in Banlung town. He declined to provide ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/two-vietnamese-men-sent-mondulkiri-court-illegal-logging

Loggers arrested in Kampomg Chhnang

Kampomg Chhnang provincial joint taskforces have detained four suspects and impounded agricultural equipment used to clear forest and wetland in Kampong Leng district. Chin Sophat, the provincial chief of economic crime police, told The Post on Tuesday that the crackdown was part of a three-day ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/loggers-arrested-kampomg-chhnang

Timber, trucks seized in forest crimes crackdown

More than 15 cubic metres of timber and a total of 15 trucks were seized by the National Committee for the Prevention of and Crackdown on Natural Resources Crimes in eight cases on Sunday, while six people were released in Pursat province after paying fines. ...

https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/timber-trucks-seized-forest-crimes-crackdown

Six detained amid crackdowns on forestry crimes

Six people were arrested, nearly 20 vehicles destroyed and over 2,000 first-grade timber logs were impounded in a span of four days last week. This was the result of a series of crackdowns on forestry crimes carried out by the National Committee for Prevention and ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/six-detained-amid-crackdowns-forestry-crimes

Timber firms face action

The government has said it will revoke the business licences and immediately halt the operations of five companies in Mondulkiri province’s Koh Nhek district if they are found to be involved in forestry crimes. The warning came as authorities probe the companies’ alleged involvement in logging ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/timber-firms-face-action

Court summons four more suspects over Mondulkiri logging

Eng Hy, the spokesperson for the National Committee for Prevention and Crackdown on Natural Resource Crimes, told The Post on Monday that the four went into hiding after Military Police arrested Sam Ol, who holds the honorific oknha, and impounded more than 40 vehicles reportedly ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/court-summons-four-more-suspects-over-mondulkiri-logging

Oknha Sam Ol and three others charged and jailed

Tycoon Soeng Sam Ol and three alleged accomplices have been placed in pre-trial detention after being charged with illegal logging, while more than 40 vehicles reportedly used to carry out the offences were handed over to Mondulkiri provincial authorities on Sunday. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/oknha-sam-ol-and-three-others-charged-and-jailed

Oknha Sam Ol in court for Mondulkiri illegal logging

Following their arrest on Tuesday, tycoon Soeng Sam Ol, owner of the Master K Sun company, two supervisors and a driver were sent to Mondulkiri provincial court on Thursday on grounds of alleged illegal logging. Meanwhile, National Military Police commander Sao Sokha announced that the ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/oknha-sam-ol-court-mondulkiri-illegal-logging

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