Vehicles seized as authorities intervene in land clearing op

Source : Phnom Penh Post 

Stung Hav district administration intervenes in a land clearing operation on disputed land in Preah Sihanouk province. Photo supplied

Stung Hav district administration intervened in a land clearing operation on disputed land in Otres Commune on Saturday, seizing two vehicles as a warning to all parties to cease their activities until a final court verdict is reached.

Otres Commune police chief Nget Lorn told The Post that on Saturday afternoon, Stung Hav district governor Chhay Sokunda led joint authority forces in a crack down on land clearing at O’Damrei Pagoda in Otres Commune’s Village 4, Preah Sihanouk province. Continue reading

Advertisements

Factory fire claims last victims

Source : Khmer Times

REUTERS

The three remaining victims of a fire last week at the Golden Rice Factory in Kampong Speu province’s Odong district died on Saturday, an official said yesterday.

Choek Borin, provincial labour department director, said that two of the victims died while being treated in Vietnam, while the third died in Calmette Hospital in Phnom Penh. Continue reading

Kampong Chhnang court put two land grabbers in detention

Source : Phnom Penh Post 

Kampong Chhnang authorities inspect the location where two suspects were caught red-handed ‘clearing protected forest land’. Photo supplied

The Kampong Chhnang provincial court on Saturday ordered the detention of two suspects charged with illegal forest clearing in Rolea Ba’ier district, said the deputy provincial prosecutor Long Sitha.

“The investigating judge ordered them to be detained. I do not remember which article of the law, but it concerned the preservation of forest land,” Sitha said. Continue reading

Blaze at rice factory in Kampong Speu kills at least two, injures four

Source : Phnom Penh Post 

A military police officer inspects the factory after the blaze. fresh news

At least two people were found dead and four others wounded on Wednesday in the aftermath of a fire that tore through a rice factory owned by Golden Rice in Kampong Speu province’s Ksem Ksan commune in Odong district, provincial acting police chief Bun Chantha said.

It was not the first time a fire had engulfed the factory. A similar incident happened last year, but there were no casualties. Continue reading

Two killed in rice factory blaze

Source : Khmer Times 

Police officers battle the fire in Kampong Speu province yesterday. Koh Santepheap

A rice factory fire yesterday killed two workers and injured four others in Kampong Speu province’s Odong district.

Colonel Khim Samon, Odong district police chief, said yesterday that the fire started at about 2.30 pm at the Golden Rice factory in Ksem Ksan commune. Continue reading

Airport annex may displace villagers

Source : Phnom Penh Post 

Preah Sihanouk Governor Yun Min informs families living in the vicinity of the province’s Kang Keng airport about a potential relocation as the government plans to expand it. Photo supplied

Preah Sihanouk provincial governor Yun Min has informed 62 families living in the vicinity of the province’s Kang Keng airport about a potential relocation as the government plans to expand it.

During a meeting with the villagers in Prey Nop district’s Ream commune on Monday, Min said living close to the airport affects the Kingdom’s image and the government’s plan to turn it into an international airport. Continue reading

Sanctuary rangers impound timber

Source : Phnom Penh Post

Srepok Wildlife Sanctuary rangers seize a pile of timber found hidden in a Mondulkiri forest, following reports from the villagers. Photo supplied

Environmental rangers on Monday seized a pile of timber hidden in the forest behind a house in Pou Chrei commune’s Me Pai village in Mondulkiri province’s Pech Chreada district following reports from villagers.

Provincial Department of Environment director Keo Sopheak told The Post on Tuesday that a group of villagers on Sunday afternoon reported a pile of timber behind their neighbour’s house to Srepok Wildlife Sanctuary rangers, but that they did not know who hid it there and for what purpose. Continue reading