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Man charged with M’kiri forestry crimes

The Mondulkiri Provincial Court on Sunday decided to detain Te Kim San, the former head of the mining community in Keo Seima district’s Chung Phlas commune, on charges of collecting forest by-products and building an illegal timber processing facility. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/man-charged-mkiri-forestry-crimes

Arrest warrants issued against three timber tycoons

Mondulkiri Provincial Court has issued warrants of arrest against three well-known tycoons who failed to appear for questioning over suspected large-scale illegal logging operations.​ ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50644486/arrest-warrants-issued-against-three-timber-tycoons/

Sokha orders destruction of timber trucks in B’bang

National Military Police commander Sao Sokha ordered the destruction on Monday of 10 makeshift vehicles that were used in forestry crimes in Battambang province. Sokha, who is also chairman of the National Committee for Prevention and Crackdown on Forestry Crimes, ordered officers to destroy them ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/sokha-orders-destruction-timber-trucks-battambang

Gov’t urged to protect resources

Some 70 NGO representatives, forest activists and university students signed an open letter urging the government to find ways to prevent and combat forestry crimes more effectively. In their petition released on Saturday, the group said they had been observing the government’s clampdowns over the ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/govt-urged-protect-resources

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

Committee to manage criminal seizures formed

The ministries of Economy and Finance, and Justice have established a committee to manage property seized from crime, a document signed by the respective ministers said. The “Managing Committee of Confiscated Property” is to handle the sale of items transferred from the courts after a ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/committee-manage-criminal-seizures-formed

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

Oknha held in Kratie over forestry crimes

Acting on orders from National Military Police commander Sao Sokha, the Kratie provincial court and Military Police detained an oknha (tycoon), and another man following questioning on Thursday, Military Police spokesman Eng Hy said. “Following a proper investigation, the police can detain any individual who is ...

Soth Koemsoeun and Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/oknha-held-kratie-over-forestry-crimes

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/

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

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

Ministry notes decrease in forestry crimes

The Environment Ministry yesterday noted that cases of illegal land encroachment and occupation of protected areas in four provinces have decreased due to measures implemented by national and local environment officials. Last year, the Environment Ministry took action against forestry crimes, such as illegal logging ...

Ministry tallies forestry crimes

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries yesterday stated that last year it cracked down on more than 1,000 cases. In a report, the ministry said that there were a total of 1,093 cases last year, noting that 582 resulted in fines and 511 were ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50575309/ministry-tallies-forestry-crimes/

Ministry institutes new permanent secretariat to prevent forest crimes

A forestry administration spokesman on Thursday said the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries had recently created a new permanent secretariat to prevent all types of forestry crimes, with a particular focus on illegal rosewood trading. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-institutes-new-permanent-secretariat-prevent-forest-crimes

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