Mining Firm Hit With Fines for Illegal Exports

A mining company owned by the wife of RCAF Major General Nim Meng has been ordered by the government to pay fines and unpaid taxes after the firm was found to have illegally exported minerals from Cambodia, a report released yesterday by the Cambodian Investment Board said. According to the report, which provided data on approved investment projects here, an inter-ministerial committee convened on May 8 to investigate the activities of Nim Meng Group, which partnered with Taiwan’s Hong Tung Resource Co Ltd last year to extract copper ore in Siem Reap’s Chi Kreng district. The report does not say how much Nim Meng Group owes the government in either fines or taxes, or how much in mineral wealth Nim Meng Group is supposed to have exported from Cambodia.