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Crop burning alleged

Less than two months after staffers at a Vietnamese rubber concessionaire were charged over setting homes aflame during a land dispute, the company has been accused of burning and bulldozing more than 900 cashew nut trees and eight hectares of plantation land in O’Chum district, ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013070866717/National/crop-burning-alleged.html

Special tour packages offered for Cambodia, Vietnam

Asianway Travel company is offering special package tours to traveling professionals called the “mega FAM tour” between Cambodia and Vietnam from July to August, 2013. With the best selling packages offered, professionals have a great opportunity to explore and experience the treasures of Cambodia and ...

http://www.thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/detail/1?page=13&token=NjViZDNiMjAwYTk

Firms’ Timber Trade Decried

Two firms holding concessions in rapidly disappearing northern forests are amassing stockpiles of tens of thousands of luxury logs cut both within and outside their leases and trucking them on to Vietnam, the Cambodian Center for Human Rights has alleged. CCHR investigators that tracked logging operations ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013052865880/National/firms-timber-trade-decried.html

Villagers Accuse Police Chief of Illegal Logging

Villagers in the Prey Lang forest in Kompong Thom province have filed the complaint with the provincial court and the Forestry Administration accusing a commune police chief of involvement in logging high-grade timber, officials and villagers said yesterday. The complaint, thumbprinted by 210 people, alleges that ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

Sinking feeling on river's edge

About 50 villagers in Kandal province protested yesterday in an attempt to halt the activities of a Vietnamese sand-dredging company, which they said has caused a huge swath of their land to slide into the Mekong River. Residents of Kien Svay district’s Koh Prak village said ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012082758300/National-news/villagers-allege-dredging-caused-landslide.html

Cambodia And Vietnam Trade Continues To Grow In 2012

Trade between Vietnam and Cambodia exceeded US$1.9 billion dollars in the first seven months of this year, the High Quality Vietnamese Goods Business Association said yesterday. Speaking at a news conference, an association official said Vietnamese exports to Cambodia came to $1.6 billion in the seven ...

Sickles brought to protest

Armed villagers from Kratie province’s Snoul district protested yesterday against district officials and a Vietnamese company they believe wants to cheat them out of their farmland. The rights to 300 hectares of land around Sre Cha commune’s Meanchey village have been highly disputed since 2008, when ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011092251800/National-news/sickles-brought-to-protest.html

Sand for Singapore's Growth Comes at Environmental Cost to Poorer Neighbors

KOH KONG, Cambodia (AP) — Round a bend in Cambodia’s Tatai River and the virtual silence of a tropical idyll turns suddenly into an industrial nightmare. Lush jungle hills give way to a flotilla of dredgers operating 24 hours a day, scooping up sand and piling ...

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/A/AS_CAMBODIA_SELLING_SAND?SITE=CALAK&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

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