The environmental watchdog Global Witness said Thursday that Cambodia’s two prime ministers in January authorized the export of $60 million of processed timber from the ex-Khmer Rouge stronghold of Pailin.
UN human rights officials are seeking to reverse the government’s position on new logging concessions, in a push for the rights of the indigenous people in northeast Cambodia.
Chan Satum said Friday night’s shooting has convinced him to close his small family restaurant at night, and rely instead on selling fruit during the day.
Hard feelings between military police and anti-drug police, perhaps over recent drug crackdowns, were blamed for gunfire in downtown Phnom Penh on Friday night, topping off a week of violence in the capital.
The environmental watchdog Global Witness claimed Wednesday that another $73 million to $216 million worth of illegal logs are on the verge of being exported to Vietnam from Ratanakkiri and Mondolkiri provinces.
poey commune, Ratanakkiri province – In November, the sound of chainsaws in a nearby “spirit” forest upset a farmer in this usually tranquil Kreung hill-tribe community.