A felled tree found by local people in Preah Vihear province in 2023. PHOTO SUPPLIED

Illegal logging claims in Preah Vihear sanctuary denied

Publication date 26 September 2023 | 08:21 | ICT

Local authorities have refuted claims by a Kuy ethnic minority group in Preah Vihear province that forest crimes persisted in Preah Roka Wildlife Sanctuary.



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    The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training is intensifying its efforts to disseminate labour laws and legal documents related to child employment across Cambodia, with an emphasis on five provinces.

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    Chinese President Xi Jinping met with King Norodom Sihamoni in Hangzhou, the capital city of China’s Zhejiang province, during the opening ceremony of the 19th Asian Games.

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    Minister of Environment Eang Sophalleth said the ministry has taken another step towards implementing a campaign to reduce the use of plastic bags in factories and manufacturing enterprises, with unions voicing their support for its efforts to address the issue.

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    A senior government official urges an end to the allegations and suspicions surrounding the development of Cambodia’s Ream Naval Base, now that Prime Minister Hun Manet has addressed the issue on the floor of the 78th UN General Assembly (UNGA 78).

  • South Korea marks Armed Forces Day in Phnom Penh and attended by more than 300 participants including members of the diplomatic corps, Cambodian government officials and members of the South Korean community in the Kingdom.

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    South Korea and Cambodia have achieved remarkable advances in cooperation, including in the field of defence, since the re-establishment of diplomatic relations in 1997, ambassador Park Jung-wook said at a recent event commemorating Korea’s National Liberation Day and 75th Armed Forces Day.

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    As Cambodia observes the 30th anniversary of the Constitution promulgation, King Norodom Sihamoni is set to oversee a commemorative event at Koh Pich Convention and Exhibition Centre in Phnom Penh on October 6.

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    Twenty Cambodian teachers and education officials attended a seven-day digital workshop in Busan, South Korea.

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    A senior official from Pfizer, one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical manufacturers, told Prime Minister Hun Manet that the company intends to continue its operations in Cambodia.

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