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Logger leaves timber business

Try Pheap, director general of the Try Pheap Group and widely known for his extensive involvement in the kingdom’s timber trade, told a government news outlet yesterday that he has ended his involvement in the logging business and did not burn down a lumber warehouse ...

May Titthara
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/35716/logger-leaves-timber-business/

Try Pheap inks $300M seaport deal with Hong Kong company

Timber magnate Try Pheap signed off on a $300 million seaport project with industry heavyweight Hutchison Port Holdings on Monday, according to Kep provincial governor Ken Sotha, who attended the event. ...

Aun Pheap
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/try-pheap-inks-300m-seaport-deal-with-hong-kong-company-113314/

Report slams logging in northeast

National parks and other protected areas are being gutted at a rapid rate in Stung Treng and Ratanakkiri by private business interests, among them the powerful Try Pheap Group, a report launched yesterday claims, though authorities have disputed certain figures.The report, titled Logs and Patronage: ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/report-slams-logging-northeast

Logging baron claims tree-felling days over

Preah Vihear province Try Pheap wants to turn over a new leaf.In an exclusive interview with the Post at the opening ceremony of his vast plantation in Preah Vihear province on Sunday, the media-shy tycoon spoke of a desire to cultivate a new image – ...

May Titthara and Daniel Pye
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/logging-baron-claims-tree-felling-days-over

Timber by the numbers

Cambodia’s foremost logging baron exported more than 100,000 cubic metres of timber from Sihanoukville Port last year, likely including a species protected by an international treaty to which the Kingdom is a signatory, an analysis by Global Witness of leaked export records suggests. The data, obtained ...

Daniel Pye
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/timber-numbers

Activist scion claims firms broke rules

Almost three years after his father’s sudden killing, the son of late forest activist Chut Wutty has returned from a fact-finding mission to Ratanakkiri province, where he identified four companies as having stockpiled luxury timber on a large scale. ...

May Titthara
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/activist-scion-claims-firms-broke-rules

NGO Global Witness hits back at ministry

The government’s apparent unwillingness to take seriously evidence of continued large-scale illegal logging orchestrated by the Try Pheap Group is “disappointing”, Global Witness said yesterday. A report released last week by the UK-based group titled The Cost of Luxury detailed evidence, collected during an eight-month covert ...

Daniel Pye
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/ngo-global-witness-hits-back-ministry

Claims by Global Witness rejected

Minister of Agriculture Ouk Rabun yesterday dismissed allegations of large-scale illegal timber smuggling by the Try Pheap Group published in a report by UK-based corruption monitor Global Witness last week. Global Witness’s report, The Cost of Luxury, identified Pheap, a prominent tycoon and former adviser to ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/claims-global-witness-rejected

Caught up in the middle

Sheltering under a blue tarpaulin amid dense woodland in Cambodia’s Cardamom Mountains, Nhean* sits and waits for night to fall after a long day scouring the protected forest for luxury timber. He says he works for a broker who is a supplier to one of Cambodia’s ...

May Titthara
http://phnompenhpost.com/national/caught-middle

Pursat Villagers Get No More Compensation

A representative of the Try Pheap Group said Tuesday that villagers in Pursat province who attempted to march to a public forum on Monday to ask authorities to intervene in a land dispute would not receive any further compensation after losing the right to the ...

Aun Pheap
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/pursat-villagers-get-no-more-compensation-49418/

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