MOE ignores ‘twisted’ CYNA report on high forest crimes

The Ministry of Environment (MoE)  yesterday rejected the report of the Cambodian Youth Network Association (CYNA) and  Prey Lang Community Network that found high forest crimes in the Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary.

Forest activists in the Prey Lang community claimed 366 forest crimes in the Prey Lang area of  Preah Vihear province and that there is no decrease of illegal activity.

Ministry spokesman Neth Pheaktra told Khmer Times that the report needs no response because it was a legitimate report that some civil society organisations had stolen to feed the conflict, serve the political agenda and their donors only.

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Son Minea / Khmer Times