Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - In Brief: Govt yet to deem WWF report true

In Brief: Govt yet to deem WWF report true

In Brief: Govt yet to deem WWF report true

The chairman of Cambodia's Commission to Conserve Mekong River Dolphins and Develop Eco-Tourism, Touch Seang Tana, said Wednesday he had received a written explanation from WWF about its recent report but was yet to decide on its merit. The report, released last month, claimed pollution in the Mekong was in part responsible for the deaths of 88 Irrawaddy dolphins since 2003 and prompted a harsh rebuttal from Touch Seang Tana, who dismissed the report as full of "lies". He said Wednesday that he was "too busy" this week to reply to the organisation, but that he would send a letter to them next week seeking clarification on certain points.

MOST VIEWED

  • Angkor Wat named as the top landmark for the second year

    Travel website TripAdvisor has named Cambodia’s ancient wonder Angkor Wat as the top landmark in the world for the second year running in their Travelers’ Choice Award 2018, an achievement Cambodian tourism operators expect will attract more tourists to the Kingdom. The website uses traveller

  • New US bill ‘is a violation of Cambodian independence’

    After a US congressmen introduced bipartisan legislation that will enact sanctions on Cambodian officials responsible for “undermining democracy” in the Kingdom, government officials and the ruling Cambodian People’s Party on Sunday said they regarded the potential action as the “violation of independence and sovereignty

  • Hun Sen detractors ‘will die’

    Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday said those who curse or insult him would eventually die without a plot of land to bury their bodies after being killed by lightning, suffering the same fate as those who recently died in Thmar Baing district in Koh

  • Ministry’s plan for net sparks fears

    The government has ordered all domestic and international internet traffic in the Kingdom to pass through a Data Management Centre (DMC) that has been newly created by the state-owned Telecom Cambodia, in a move some have claimed is an attempt to censor government critics. Spokesman