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Timber seized in three separate raids

Authorities seized more than 30 cubic metres of luxury timber and roughly 1,000 kilograms of illegal rosewood in separate raids in three provinces over the weekend. Chea Hean, head of the Natural Resource and Wildlife Preservation Organization, said he and Pursat environmental officials confiscated and burned ...

Mech Dara
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/timber-seized-three-separate-raids

Disputes roil Preah Vihear

A series of land disputes have shook a pair of communities in Preah Vihear province, resulting in violent scuffles and tense standoffs between government actors and members of the Kuoy ethnic minority. In Rovieng district, more than 140 families living in the Boeung Tonle Mrech community, ...

Phak Seangly and Taing Vida
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/disputes-roil-preah-vihear

Villagers prevent police from taking back seized bulldozers

About 150 ethnic Kuoy in Preah Vihear province on Tuesday prevented police and a court prosecutor from taking back a pair of bulldozers the villagers seized last year from a Chinese-owned plantation they accuse of encroaching on their farms. ...

Aun Pheap
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/villagers-prevent-police-from-taking-back-seized-bulldozers-79978/

Journalists to lodge complaint to ACU over court corruption

Two local journalist associations are planning to file a complaint with the Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) this week accusing the Preah Vihear Provincial Court’s acting chief prosecutor of charging journalists with extortion because they reported on an illegal-logging racket inside his family. ...

Saing Soenthrith
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/journalists-to-lodge-complaint-to-acu-over-court-corruption-79141/

Intervention sought in land dispute

Twelve representatives of 50 families in Preah Vihear’s Kulen district are seeking aid from a rights group after being summonsed to court last week over a land dispute with a Malaysian company. The villagers gathered in Adhoc’s provincial office in Srayong commune yesterday to draft and ...

Phak Seangly
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/intervention-sought-land-dispute

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