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6 break out of Ratanakkiri prison

Six inmates busted out of Ratanakkiri Provincial Prison in the wee hours of yesterday morning, police said, adding another incident to a string of embarrassing escapes at the facility over the past two years. According to a post on the National Police’s website, authorities in Ratanakkiri’s ...

Chhay Channyda
http://phnompenhpost.com/national/6-break-out-ratanakkiri-prison

Citizenship bribes offered: police

Four Vietnamese women claiming to be working for a Vietnamese company attempted to obtain residency papers reserved for Cambodian citizens by bribing authorities in Ratanakkiri’s Sre Angkrang commune last week, police and an NGO said yesterday. The news comes as the government continues a “foreigner census” ...

Phak Seangly
http://phnompenhpost.com/national/citizenship-bribes-offered-police

Log stash discovered

Secret storage depots for illegal timber hidden in the forest in Ratanakkiri’s O’Chum district were discovered by ethnic minority villagers on Friday, prompting a rights worker to suggest local officials were involved in the illicit trade. ...

Phak Seangly
http://phnompenhpost.com/national/log-stash-discovered

Survey says: deported

The government’s countrywide census of foreigners resulted in the first deportations, as six undocumented Vietnamese workers were sent back across the border from Ratanakkiri province last week, officials said yesterday. The move prompted one provincial NGO worker to call for more deportations as part of a ...

Phak Seangly and Alice Cuddy
http://phnompenhpost.com/national/survey-says-deported

Villager charged after blocking land clearance in Ratanakkiri

A villager representative in Ratanakkiri province was charged Thursday with unlawful interference in the discharge of public function after he led a group of neighbors to block a Chinese company’s bulldozer from clearing disputed land in Bakeo district on Sunday, a court official said. Morm Vanda, provincial deputy ...

Ben Sokhean
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/villager-charged-after-blocking-land-clearance-in-ratanakkiri-61961/

R’kiri bust ends with $5,000 fine for logging

Forestry officials arrested four men and confiscated two pickup trucks containing illegally logged luxury timber en route to Vietnam on Sunday in Ratanakkiri’s O’Yadav district before releasing both the men and the timber after fining them thousands of dollars, officers and a rights group representative ...

Phak Seangly
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/r%E2%80%99kiri-bust-ends-5000-fine-logging

Jail time for governor if summons ignored

The governor of Ratanakkiri province’s Lumphat district will face arrest if he fails to appear for a second summons to Ratanakkiri Provincial Court to answer questions about his alleged involvement in the illegal logging of protected land around the Ou’Sinlair waterfall, the court said yesterday. The ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/jail-time-governor-if-summons-ignored

Patrol detains loggers

A forest patrol in Ratanakkiri’s O’Yadav district spotted five loggers clearing the community’s ancestral forest on Tuesday, villagers and rights group Adhoc said yesterday. Adhoc provincial coordinator Chhay Thy said that three representatives of nearly 200 ethnic Jarai families in Pak Nhai commune asked for help ...

Phak Seangly
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/patrol-detains-loggers

Villager rep held over burning firm’s timber

A representative for villagers living in Ratanakkiri’s O’Chum district who say that buyers from a local company failed to uphold a 2007 land deal has been charged and temporarily detained by local authorities for allegedly destroying private property. Haing Noeur, 50, was detained on Saturday after ...

Phak Seangly
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/villager-rep-held-over-burning-firm%E2%80%99s-timber

Grave sites cleared by rubber firms: NGOs

Four Vietnamese rubber firms are responsible for destroying an estimated 1,000 hectares of community forest, including an indigenous graveyard, in Ratanakkiri’s Andong Meas district, a group of NGOs have claimed. The land dispute involving 196 families living in Talav commune dates back to 2011, Chhay Thy, ...

Phak Seangly
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/grave-sites-cleared-rubber-firms-ngos

Police officer called to face logging allegations

A commune police officer has been summonsed to appear at Ratanakkiri’s provincial court on Friday after 10 villagers filed lawsuits against him in September for his alleged involvement in illegal logging in a community forest and for threatening them with a rifle, villagers and the ...

Phak Seangly
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/police-officer-called-face-logging-allegations

Sanctuary bridge ‘Torched’

The burning of a bridge that provided access to the Lumphat Wildlife Sanctuary in Ratanakkiri is the handiwork of two oknhas and local environment officers, villagers have claimed. In a complaint to rights group Adhoc, members of the ethnic Lao community in Kon Mom district say ...

Phak Seangly
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/sanctuary-bridge-%E2%80%98torched%E2%80%99

Miners encroaching: villagers

Hun Sen’s army of student land measurers may have marked ground for them in 2012, but representatives of about 20 ethnic families in Ratanakkiri province said yesterday that their combined 50 hectares of land has now been invaded by hordes of families digging for gems. Chhay ...

Phak Seangly
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/miners-encroaching-villagers

Little won in logging crackdown

Early on Monday morning, at about 1am, two trucks carrying roughly 10 cubic metres of illegally felled timber were bouncing down the road between Oddar Meanchey and Siem Reap. Police stopped the trucks – one of which bore military plates – and seized the haul, but ...

Stuart White and Phak Seangly
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/little-won-logging-crackdown

Buffalo holders seek owner’s restitution

Jarai ethnic minority villagers in Ratanakkiri’s O’Yadav district are demanding compensation from a villager they claim illegally cleared a sizeable portion of their community forest this year. The villagers seized two carts transporting rosewood – and the four buffaloes pulling them – out of the forest ...

Phak Seangly
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/buffalo-holders-seek-owner%E2%80%99s-restitution

Villagers in a drawn-out land fight summonsed

Five Tumpuon villagers have again been summonsed for questioning by the Ratanakkiri Provincial Court in a lengthy dispute after private firm Ly Sokim Co Ltd accused villagers of destroying its property. In the latest summons, dated July 30, villagers are warned that failing to show up ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/villagers-drawn-out-land-fight-summonsed

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