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Ministry probes exports of luxury wood to Hong Kong

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries denied that it had allowed the exports of luxury wood from Koh Kong province to Hong Kong. ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-probes-exports-luxury-wood-hong-kong

Stung Treng officials find illegal timber stockpile, owner escapes

A large amount of illegal luxury timber was impounded by Stung Treng provincial Forestry Administration officials on April 26 after it was discovered in a forest in the province’s Sen Chey district.   ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/stung-treng-officials-find-illegal-timber-stockpile-owner-escapes

Mondulkiri governor repudiates brutality, graft complaint

Keo Seima district authorities are searching for people associated with timber trader Chheang Taistrin, a resident of the district who compiled 230 thumbprints to file a complaint to the Mondulkiri Provincial Court requesting the removal of district deputy governor Hoeun Sokna for allegedly attempting to ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/mondulkiri-governor-repudiates-brutality-graft-complaint

Two held for trafficking rosewood in Ratanakkiri

Ratanakkiri provincial officials on Sunday questioned two suspects at the provincial Forestry Administration headquarters in connection to the smuggling of more than five cubic metres of rosewood. Authorities arrested the two suspects – a man and a woman – on July 30 in Kon Mom ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/two-held-trafficking-rosewood-ratanakkiri

Hunt for military captain in Kampong Speu timber crime case

Kampong Speu provincial authorities are on the hunt for Choeung Theng, a military officer allegedly connected to 191 pieces of illegally acquired timber which police found concealed in Oral district’s Sangke Satoap commune. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/hunt-military-captain-kampong-speu-timber-crime-case

Investigation into forestry smuggling

Ratanakkiri provincial authorities inspected an area around Post No 27 in Phikrom village, Sesan commune, O’Yadav district, to investigate illegal cross-border forestry offences following rumours of timber being illegally transported via waterways to Vietnam. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/investigation-forestry-smuggling

Smugglers move timber from Cambodia's Mondulkiri, defying government warnings

Smugglers working in collusion with corrupt officials on both sides of the border are continuing to move illegally harvested timber from Cambodia’s Mondulkiri province into neighboring Vietnam in spite of government warnings to halt the trade, sources in Cambodia say. ...

Richard Finney
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/cambodia/logging-10312018161613.html

Authorities ordered to enforce forestry laws

Despite numerous laws and committees created to tackle deforestation and illegal logging in Cambodia, the timber trade has continued unabated. In another attempt to deal with the issue, authorities across the country have been ordered to ensure they execute their responsibilities to oversee the enforcement of ...

May Titthara
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/30209/authorities-ordered-to-enforce-forestry-laws/

Logging Reporter Arrested

Cambodian authorities arrest a journalist who exposed the illegal smuggling of timber. Taing Try, a reporter affiliated with the Khmer Democratic Journalists’ Association, was taken into custody on Friday, police in Kratie’s Snoul district told RFA on Sunday. But Ing Savoeun, a representative from the ...

http://www.rfa.org/english/news/cambodia/reporter-12102012174729.html

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