The Mondulkiri Provincial Court has summoned Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries secretary of state Chan Savuth to appear on September 12 for questioning over his alleged granting of economic land concessions (ELCs).
Thirteen others who were summoned for their alleged involvement in forest crimes did not appear for questioning.
Savuth is the second official at the ministry to be summoned for questioning on the granting of ELCs.
Lor Raksmey, also an under-secretary of state, was questioned on August 21 over his alleged involvement in illegally granting ELCs to Pacific Grand Joint-Stock Company Limited, covering nearly 10,000ha.
A warrant from provincial court prosecutor Hieng Sopheak, which The Post received on Sunday, invited Savuth to appear for questioning at the court at 9am on September 12.