Ex-soldier faces logging charge

A former RCAF soldier accused of leading a group of Cambodians across the Thai border to log luxury wood – an incident that left two dead – is awaiting trial in Oddar Meanchey province, officials said yesterday. Ngoun Thyrith, district military police chief for the Anlong ...

Villagers hand over seized illegal wood

Villagers in Kompong Thom province’s Sandan district said yesterday that they handed over 77 pieces of luxury wood, which they had seized from illegal loggers, to the Forestry Administration after they were threatened with arrest. Fed up with the perceived lack of government action against illegal ...

More than two dozen men held in Laos after logging

Twenty-eight Cambodians were arrested Thursday by Lao soldiers after crossing the border while logging rosewood, officials said yesterday. The Stung Treng provincial RCAF commander, Brigadier General Svay Ngorn, said yesterday that Stung Treng authorities were negotiating the men’s release with their Lao counterparts ...

Fraud, forgery charges over rosewood logging

Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday charged a businessman with fraud and forgery stemming from a complaint made by the director of Win World Trading Co. Ltd. over a deal involving the selling of rosewood logged in Laos to Vietnam. The provincial military police detained Sann Dichham ...

Forestry department confiscated rosewood in Ratanakiri

The Ratanakiri provincial forestry department over the past week in Andong Meas district confiscated more than 600 pieces of the luxury rosewood species of timber, a forestry official said. Vong Sok Serie, Ratanakiri provincial administration chief, said his officers collected a total of 610 pieces of ...

Another logger shot dead along Thai border

Thailand has repatriated the body of an Oddar Meanchey man fatally shot Tuesday while illegally logging for rosewood in Thailand, border officials said yesterday. Torn Kimsann, 22, was among a group of four men from Samraong City’s O’Smach commune who had ventured about 1km into Thailand ...

Six missing after border shooting

Police and military officials were searching for six missing Cambodians yesterday who villagers believe were shot dead by Thai soldiers on Saturday night after entering the Khun Han district of Thailand’s Si Saket province in search of luxury timber. Neth Hing, who lives in Oddar Meanchey’s ...

Seized Wood Reported Stolen From R’kiri Park

Seized and then sold wood has apparently been stolen from the Try PHeap Import Export Company which bought the lumber. The wood amounts to approximately 42 cubic meters and is priced at over $37,000. Blame for the theft is being cast everywhere including on the ...

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