Search form

Login - Register | FOLLOW US ON

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Ratanakkiri activists claim lives threatened

Ratanakkiri activists claim lives threatened

A representative of rights group Adhoc in Ratanakkiri province said yesterday that he will investigate death threats allegedly made against three forest activists after they filed complaints about a local police official in Andong Meas district.

On January 6, the activists, who represent 108 forest community families, filed a complaint to Adhoc accusing Touch Hing, who oversees a local police post, of colluding with a Vietnamese businessman and allowing him to cut down local trees for profit, along with another commune police officer named Thorn.

Soon after, a man named Rocham Zik allegedly approached the activists with a machete, threatening to kill them, according to Adhoc provincial coordinator Chhay Thy.

“The person sharpened the machete and said that he would slash them when he was drunk, and that he would hang himself as well,” Thy said, adding that he would present his findings to the provincial prosecutor.

Neither Hing nor the three activists could be reached yesterday. Vann Sovath, a deputy provincial police chief, said that so far, his department has not received any reports about the activists’ complaints.



Please, login or register to post a comment

Latest Video

Turkish Embassy calls for closure of Zaman schools

With an attempted coup against the government of President Recep Erdogan quashed only days ago and more than 7,000 alleged conspirators now under arrest, the Turkish ambassador to Cambodia yesterday pressed the govern

CNRP lawmakers beaten

Two opposition lawmakers, Nhay Chamroeun and Kong Sakphea were beaten unconscious during protests in Phnom Penh, as over a thousand protesters descended upon the National Assembly.

Student authors discuss "The Cambodian Economy"

Student authors discuss "The Cambodian Economy"

Students at Phnom Penh's Liger Learning Center have written and published a new book, "The Cambodian Economy".