Koh Kong probing filling in of mangrove forest

The illegal filling of a mangrove forest in Peam Krasaop Wildlife Sanctuary is being investigated, Koh Kong provincial authorities said yesterday, though officials say they still don’t know who is behind the crime. Sok Sothy, deputy provincial governor, said the sand dredging and filling in of the area are both illegal, as neither the Ministry of Mines and Energy nor the Ministry of Environment have given out permits for such activity in the area. …

Phak Seangly