Ruling Party Lawmaker Linked to Illegal Logging Charges

The loggers were reportedly detained on land in the province’s Taveng district controlled by Noupheap Sophy Investment, a firm with links to a number of high-profile officials.

A ruling party lawmaker has been linked to the arrests of twelve Vietnamese illegal loggers in Ratanakkiri province.

The loggers were reportedly detained on land in the province’s Taveng district controlled by Noupheap Sophy Investment, a firm with links to a number of high-profile officials, including Khoeng Noupheap, a National Assembly member for the Cambodian People’s Party, and Lim Heng, a vice president of the Cambodian Chamber of Commerce.

Nupheap has denied his company was directly involved in the alleged illegal activity.

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