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Authorities of Kampong Speu province temporarily shut down 10 sawmills

Kampong Speu provincial authorities shut down 10 sawmills temporarily in four villages of Baset district for buying timber and operating without permission on Saturday. Provincial governor Vei Samnang said on Sunday that the owners of sawmills did not buy wood logged from the forest. Instead, ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/authorities-kampong-speu-province-temporarily-shut-down-10-sawmills

Nine illegal timber trucks impounded

The National Committee for Prevention and Crackdown on Natural Resource Crimes on Monday impounded nine trucks used to transport timber to Vietnam through Kratie province’s Snuol district. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/nine-illegal-timber-trucks-impounded

Mondulkiri police hunt suspects behind 168 pieces of hidden timber

Mondulkiri provincial police are on the lookout for suspects behind 168 pieces of Sokrom timber that were felled and hidden in five different locations in Keo Seima district’s Sre Khtum commune. District police chief Van Dany told The Post on Wednesday that a joint task ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/mondulkiri-police-hunt-suspects-behind-168-pieces-hidden-timber

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

Activists still accuse Think Biotech

Forest activists continue to claim that Korean-owned Think Biotech Cambodia Co Ltd is involved in illegal deforestation in the Prey Lang area, especially harvesting timber from resin trees, but the authorities say the company is operating legitimately. ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/activists-still-accuse-think-biotech

Twelve logs and three trucks found in Kampong Speu

Kampong Speu provincial authorities found 12 logs measuring a total of 40 cubic metres in a two-day operation over Tuesday and Wednesday in Oral district’s Sangke Satoap commune. Three trucks also found at the scene were impounded. Provincial governor Vey Samnang said two of the ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/twelve-logs-and-three-trucks-found-kampong-speu

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

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

Nine illegal timber trucks impounded

The National Committee for Prevention and Crackdown on Natural Resource Crimes on Monday impounded nine trucks used to transport timber to Vietnam through Kratie province’s Snuol district. Committee spokesman Eng Hy declined to provide details, citing the ongoing investigation. “We are still working on the ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/nine-illegal-timber-trucks-impounded

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

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

Forest activists call for seizure of assets from corrupt officials

Civil society and forest protection activists on Monday called for officials in the government and armed forces guilty of corruption and exploiting state property to be removed from their positions and have their assets frozen. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/forest-activists-call-seizure-assets-corrupt-officials

Joint forces shut down 16 illegal sawmills in Stung Treng

Joint forces in Stung Treng province temporarily shut down 16 timber processing facilities on Tuesday after an inspection revealed they did not have proper permits. The joint forces comprised of forestry officials, environmental officials, police officers and Military Police officials. It was led by provincial Military ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/joint-forces-shut-down-16-illegal-sawmills-stung-treng

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

Two Vietnamese men sent to Mondulkiri court for illegal logging

Two Vietnamese nationals and a Cambodian were sent to Mondulkiri Provincial Court on Wednesday for their involvement in forestry crimes. Mondulkiri provincial Military Police commander Hem Bonarel told The Post on Wednesday the trio was arrested on Tuesday in Banlung town. He declined to provide ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/two-vietnamese-men-sent-mondulkiri-court-illegal-logging

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

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