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Jarai: police OK’d logging

Members of the ethnic Jarai community in Ratanakkiri’s Andong Meas district have lodged a complaint with the provincial court, demanding that it take legal action against four Vietnamese nationals and two Cambodian border officials for offences related to illegal logging. ...

Phak Seangly
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/jarai-police-okd-logging

Homes for ‘sorcerers’ in short supply: Cops

Authorities in Ratanakkiri province are struggling to find a plot of land that could safely house an accused sorcerer who has been held in protective custody at a district police station for the past two months. Forty-eight-year-old ethnic Jarai Rocham Kin fled his home in the ...

Phak Seangly
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/homes-sorcerers-short-supply-cops

New summonses in old dispute in R’kiri

Four ethnic Jarai village representatives in Ratanakkiri province, including the wife of a rights group activist, were ordered to appear at court today or face arrest on charges of defamation against Keat Kolney, the sister of Deputy Prime Minister Keat Chhon. The case is part of ...

Phak Seangly
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/new-summonses-old-dispute-rkiri

Community mulling mining co’s proposal

Following talks with indigenous villagers over the weekend, which saw promises of jobs and English language lessons, there are high hopes that a foreign company looking to extract gold in Ratanakkiri will be awarded the first-ever mining licence in the province. Representatives of Mesco Gold met ...

Alice Cuddy and Phak Seangly
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/community-mulling-mining-cos-proposal

Villagers spurn firm’s ‘gifts’

A plantation company with its sights set on a community forest long used by local ethnic minority Jarai in Ratanakkiri’s O’Yadav district arranged a meeting with more than 200 villagers this week to try to persuade them to sign over the woodland. Representatives of the Heng ...

Phak Seangly
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/villagers-spurn-firms-gifts

Collusion alleged in logging

Ethnic Jarai villagers in Ratanakkiri’s O’Yadav district have accused border officials of not only allowing illegal Vietnamese loggers to cross the border unimpeded, but also of taking their side in negotiations with a community forest patrol. Members of the patrol in Paknhai commune’s Lam village said ...

Phak Seangly
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/collusion-alleged-logging

Another Haul of Illegal Logs Found on Vietnamese Firm’s Land

Forestry Administration officials on Friday confiscated 1,000 pieces of luxury wood on land belonging to a Vietnamese rubber company that has been repeatedly accused of illegal logging in Ratanakkiri province’s O’Yadaw district, local officials and human rights workers said Sunday. Romash Svat, a representative of some ...

Aun Pheap and Ben Woods
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/another-haul-of-illegal-logs-found-on-vietnamese-firms-land-45514/

Despite Land Loss, Minorities Back Status Quo

Romam Gvin could be described as a counterintuitive voter. Intuition might lead you to believe that Mr. Gvin blames the government for the loss of his land to the Vietnamese rubber company that now owns everything for as far as the eye can see here in ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/elections/despite-land-loss-minorities-back-status-quo-34786/

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