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Forestry chief moved over incentive money

A Ratanakkiri Forestry Administration official was transferred after his subordinates accused him of the irregular distribution of what was supposed to be more than 300 million riel in employee incentives to subordinates. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/forestry-chief-moved-over-incentive-money

Illegal timber and vehicles seized in three provinces

Forestry administration and other related authorities seized a large amount of illegal timber and a number of vehicles, including boats, used for transporting timber. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/illegal-timber-and-vehicles-seized-three-provinces

Mondulkiri police hunt suspects behind 168 pieces of hidden timber

Mondulkiri provincial police are on the lookout for suspects behind 168 pieces of Sokrom timber that were felled and hidden in five different locations in Keo Seima district’s Sre Khtum commune. District police chief Van Dany told The Post on Wednesday that a joint task ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/mondulkiri-police-hunt-suspects-behind-168-pieces-hidden-timber

Activists still accuse Think Biotech

Forest activists continue to claim that Korean-owned Think Biotech Cambodia Co Ltd is involved in illegal deforestation in the Prey Lang area, especially harvesting timber from resin trees, but the authorities say the company is operating legitimately. ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/activists-still-accuse-think-biotech

Raid uncovers Ratanakkiri bushmeat

A raid of Banlung Market in Banlung town, in Ratanakkiri province, uncovered 72kg of illegal bushmeat belonging to wild pigs, red muntjacs and monitor lizards, the local forestry administration and Military Police said. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/raid-uncovers-ratanakkiri-bushmeat

Council of Ministers authorises courts to allow asset freezing of forestry criminals

The Council of Ministers has authorised the courts to allow the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries and the National Committee for Prevention and Crackdown on Natural Resource Crimes to freeze the assets of anyone involved in forestry crimes. ...

Soth Koemsoeun and Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/council-ministers-authorises-courts-allow-asset-freezing-forestry-criminals

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

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

Three Forestry Administration officials summoned over Mondulkiri logging

Mondulkiri provincial court prosecutor Hieng Sopheak on Wednesday summoned three Forestry Administration officials to appear at the provincial Military Police headquarters by August 24 for questioning over misconduct and alleged collusion with timber traders. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/three-forestry-administration-officials-summoned-over-mondulkiri-logging

Huge haul of smuggled ducks freed in Kampong Thom, three men questioned

Kampong Thom provincial police on Sunday questioned three men suspected of attempting to smuggle more than 1,000 lesser whistling ducks into Phnom Penh from the Cambodia-Thai border area, said provincial Forestry Administration head Bun Sothy. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/huge-haul-smuggled-ducks-freed-kampong-thom-three-men-questioned

Oddar Meanchey forestry official denies logging collusion allegation

A senior forestry official, based in Oddar Meanchey province’s Trapaing Prasat district, on Wednesday, denied villagers’ accusations that he had colluded with an alleged timber trader – a soldier who also denied any wrongdoing. Residents of Trapaing Prasat village say that Trapaing Prasat district Forestry ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/oddar-meanchey-forestry-official-denies-logging-collusion-allegation

Complaint filed against sawmill boss

A forest protection community in Pech Chreada district’s Bou Sra commune in Mondulkiri province submitted a formal complaint on Tuesday against Saroeun Mab, the owner of four illegal sawmills who allegedly threatened three activists after they had taken photographs of suspected illegal logging in the ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/complaint-filed-against-sawmill-boss

Kratie timber smuggling vans seized

The Kratie provincial Military Police raided a timber broker’s premises in Kratie town’s O’Russey commune on Tuesday, seizing eight vans which were allegedly attempting to transport logs illegally to Vietnam. Kratie Provincial Court deputy prosecutor Chea Sopheak told The Post on Tuesday that Kratie provincial ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kratie-timber-smuggling-vans-seized

Authorities seize close to 100kg of snakes in Pursat

A forestry administration chief at the Pursat provincial Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries on Monday said a couple and their six-year-old daughter had been detained for several hours over the illegal trafficking of wildlife before being released. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/authorities-seize-close-100kg-snakes-pursat

‘No manpower’ to move timber

Nearly 30 pieces of sralao and koki timber measuring 3m long and 30 to 40cm in diameter were found by locals at three sites in O’Raing district’s Dak Dam commune in Mondulkiri province on Tuesday. The timber was hidden in a forest around 1km from ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/no-manpower-move-timber

More than 300 kakoh logs seized in Ratanakkiri secret timber stash

More than 300 kakoh logs were confiscated on Monday by Ratanakkiri provincial anti-financial crime police, in cooperation with Banlung district authorities at a secret timber storage site in Yeak Loam commune’s Labo village. The logs have been handed over to local Forestry Administration officials pending legal procedures. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/more-300-kakoh-logs-seized-ratanakkiri-secret-timber-stash

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