Mong Reththy

At Least 10 Years to Repair One Week of Phnom Tamao Damage

Hundreds of thousands of dollars will be spent replanting the Phnom Tamao forest that was destroyed over the past week, with much of the replanting being led by tycoon Mong Reththy, who says he was uninvolved in the clearing but has been permitted by Prime Minister Hun Sen to undertake the restoration.

The NagaWorld casino in Phnom Penh. (Chorn Chanren/VOD)

‘An Oknha’s Stomach Can Eat Up Lakes, Mountains and Forests’

The country’s top academic, tired of illegal logging in his institute’s sanctuary, railed against the excess of tycoons: “An oknha’s stomach can eat up lakes, mountains and forests.” The honorific of “oknha,” amid persistent scandals, has acquired a tarnished reputation.