forestry crimes
Authorities in Kampong Thom province prevent members of the Prey Lang Community Network from entering a protected area to conduct an annual tree-blessing ceremony on February 21, 2020. (Licadho)

Ministry, Forest Patrollers Accuse Each Other of Breaking the Law

The Environment Ministry has accused a forestry patrol group of illegally monitoring a protected forest, drawing criticism from civil society organizations who say the ministry has violated the group’s rights and restricted its conservation efforts.

A truck is seen transporting logs in the Prey Lang Forest in Kratie province in early 2019. (Ouch Leng)

Three Oknhas Suspected of Skirting Summons Over Alleged Forestry Crimes

Three business tycoons who were summoned for court questioning in relation to alleged forestry crimes are suspected by officials of attempting to avoid justice, days after the government issued a plan directing authorities to freeze the assets of forestry offenders and take other actions.

Soeng Sam Ol

Oknha Arrested; 40 Trucks Set to Be Blown Up

The National Anti-Deforestation Committee said today that it had arrested alleged timber-smuggling tycoon Soeng Sam Ol in Mondulkiri province and confiscated more than 40 of