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Scant proof found of illegal logging: official

Following an investigation of alleged illegal logging by Vietnamese Company 72 in Ratanakkiri’s O’Yadav district forests yesterday morning, provincial Forestry Administration officials claimed nothing seemed awry. Four villagers patrolling the forest at the border of Vietnam reported they had seen six Vietnamese loggers with two tractors, ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/scant-proof-found-illegal-logging-official

Jarai battle for communal titles takes important step

Their work is far from over, but Jarai minority villagers in Ratanakkiri province took another important step forward yesterday in their quest for communal land titles. More than 200 residents of O’Yadav district’s Pate commune signed declarations outlining the ways in which they make use of ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/jarai-battle-communal-titles-takes-important-step

Jarai Man Exiled After He Opposes Land Deal

Commune authorities in Ratanakkiri province’s O’Yadav district have allegedly banished a local resident for persisting with a lawsuit that accuses them of selling 500 hectares of community forest to two Cambodian developers for $300,000. Romas Svang, who is a member of the ethnic Jarai minority, filed ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013051765682/National/jarai-man-exiled-after-he-opposes-land-deal.html

Titles closer, but ‘land damage done’

Three ethnic Jarai minority communities passed a crucial hurdle on the way to obtaining communal land titles in government-sanctioned ceremonies this week. But a human-rights activist tempered the celebration, saying mass deforestation in the province had already stripped most of the land the villagers are ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013032264629/National/titles-closer-but-land-damage-done.html

Casino to open in Ratanakkiri this August

A new US$3.5 million casino will open in Ratanakkiri province, according to a representative of Try Pheap Import Export Company. “We’ll have a similar kind of casino to what they have in Bavet,” Bee Chivoan Dara said. Try Pheap Mittapheap Casino Entertainment Resort is built on more ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012051756210/Business/casino-to-open-in-ratanakkiri-this-august.html

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