Areng Valley Dam Activist Given Marching Orders
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Areng Valley Dam Activist Given Marching Orders

by Kevin Ponniah and Chhay Channyda / The Phnom Penh Post Interior Minister Sar Kheng has ordered immigration authorities not to renew the visa of Spanish environmental activist Alejandro Gonzalez-Davidson, which expires on February 20, senior immigration department officials said yesterday. Gonzalez-Davidson, of Mother Nature, an NGO, has led a campaign against the controversial Stung … Continue reading

China’s Appetite for Luxury Rosewood Fuels Illegal Timber Trade in Cambodia
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China’s Appetite for Luxury Rosewood Fuels Illegal Timber Trade in Cambodia

by Roseanne Gerin / Radio Free Asia China’s voracious demand for luxury furniture is driving a multimillion-dollar illegal trade in rosewood in Cambodia, supported by a tycoon who controls an illegal logging network that exports the timber, according to a report by an environmental advocacy group. Cambodian tycoon Okhna Try Pheap, the kingpin of the … Continue reading

CNRP Expels Kem Sokha Aide Over Graft Claim
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CNRP Expels Kem Sokha Aide Over Graft Claim

by Mech Dara and Alex Willemyns / The Cambodia Daily The personal assistant to CNRP Vice President Kem Sokha who on Saturday accused opposition leader Sam Rainsy of being involved in massive corruption was expelled from the opposition party Tuesday. Lak Sopheap, a member of Cambodia’s opposition movement since Mr. Rainsy created the Khmer Nation … Continue reading