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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

Cambodia, Vietnam Trade Rises

Two-way trade between Vietnam and Cambodia in the first four months of the year reached nearly US$1.3 billion, a 10 per cent rise over the same period last year. According to the Vietnam Trade Office in Cambodia, Vietnam’s exports to Cambodia fetched over $1 billion while ...

The Cambodia Herald Staff
http://www.thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/detail/1?page=13&token=YzA1YWUwMDU3OTh

Firm Compensates Jarai After Ruining Graves

A Vietnamese rubber company in Ratanakkiri province’s O’Yadaw district yesterday agreed to pay $4,000 in compensation to an ethnic Jarai community whose traditional graveyard was bulldozed by the firm last week, local officials said. During a meeting at the Paknhai commune police station, representatives of the ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

1,000 More Logs Discovered Inside Ratanakkiri Land Concession

Forestry Administration officials and police yesterday discovered a stockpile of more than 1,000 logs that ethnic Jarai villagers in Ratanakkiri province’s O’Yadaw district claim have been illegally cut by the Vietnamese owners of a rubber concession, a district official said. The 4,000-hectare concession was granted to ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

Alleged rosewood loggers shot dead by Thai troops

Three Cambodians were shot and killed early on Saturday morning after engaging in a firefight while illegally logging along the Thai border, officials said yesterday. The three are believed to have been shot after crossing from Battambang’s Samlot district into Thai territory while logging luxury rosewood “The ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012110559573/National-news/alleged-rosewood-loggers-shot-dead-by-thai-troops.html

Thai soldiers kill 3 Cambodian loggers

Thai soldiers have shot dead three Cambodian men for illegally cutting rosewood on the frontier of Thai territory He [Prach Chan, governor of Cambodia’ s Battambang province] said the Thai side claimed that the men illegally entered Thai territory for logging purposes on Saturday, in an ...

http://www.straitstimes.com/breaking-news/se-asia/story/thai-soldiers-kill-3-cambodian-loggers-xinhua-20121104

Commerce Official Denies Luxury Wood 'Logs' Exported to China

A Commerce Ministry official yesterday denied that Cambodia was exporting luxury wood logs to China, insisting that any wood leaving the country was in a “processed” form. The China Customs data also states that each year, just under 10,000 cubic meters of “logs” and about ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/commerce-official-denies-luxury-wood-logs-exported-to-china/

Report Shows Advanced Illegal Timber Trade

Cambodia is among the tropical countries whose forests are being cleared using increasingly advanced methods to feed a growing global trade in illegal timber worth at least $30 billion a year, according to a new report. The report, Green carbon, black trade, a joint effort by ...

More R'kiri Journalists Threatened Amid Illegal Timber Trade

Just two weeks after a journalist’s bludgeoned corpse was discovered in Ratanakkiri province, a human rights group yesterday identified two more recent cases of violence or intimidation against reporters in the northeastern province. The report from Adhoc said the pressure from local journalists has occurred alongside an increase ...

Police Say RCAF Trying to Bury Fatal Crash With Cash

Military officials are attempting to squelch a potential lawsuit from relatives of three people killed Friday when Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (RCAF) soldiers smuggling wood through Siem Reap province drove a military truck, donated by the U.S. government, into the family’s motorbike, police officials said. ...

Forestry Official, Reporter Arrested and Released

A forestry officer and a reporter from a little-known newspaper were arrested Friday on allegations of attempted extortion and assaulting a man they caught illegally transporting luxury timber, but were released on Saturday, military police officials said yesterday. Seng Chandaron, the chief of Sandan commune Forestry ...

Timber Firm's workers back

Employee at timber company Angkor Flywood in Kampong Cham province will return to work today after their bosses agreed yesterday to all but one of their demands: an increase in wages. Sok Kin, vice president of the Building and Word Workers Trade Union Federation of Cambodia ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012091758737/National-news/timber-firms-workers-back.html

Police: farmers intended to log

Royal Cambodian Armed Forces soldiers arrested 18 Cambodian farmers trying to cross the border in Oddar Meanchey province to illegally log in Thailand on Saturday. The farmers, between 20 and 40 years old, were travelling in a rented van equipped with axes, saws and other tools, ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012090458475/National-news/farmers-intended-to-log-police.html

Fired up

After a day sewing, treating fabrics and ironing, workers steam out of the Maurea Garment Factory in a suburb of Phnom Penh. Unilke some other factories, this one doesn’t have to deal with work slowdowns due to electricity outages of high monthly energy bills since ...

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 ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012060656614/National-news/ex-soldier-faces-logging-charge.html

Roadblock ends as protesters succumb to drivers' demands

It took angry motorists rather than government officials or police officers to persuade more than 200 protesting villagers to clear road 48 in Koh Kong province yesterday morning after they blocked it for almost 24 hours, a human rights group representative said. The villagers, involved in ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012051456153/National-news/roadblock-ends-as-protesters-succumb-to-drivers-demands.html

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