Deaths from land mines have fallen by nearly a fifth compared with the same period last year, according to a report released by the Cambodia Mine/UXO Victim Information System (CMVIS) on Friday. CMVIS recorded 16 casualties – including one death – from land mines in September, a decrease of 13 percent from September 2008. The year to September saw 199 casualties, a decrease of 14 percent on the same period in 2008, which saw 231 victims.
In Brief: Land mine deaths continue slow fall
- Ministers to tackle sea pollutants
Preah Sihanouk provincial authorities and members of local communities have collected 77 tonnes of water hyacinth at a Sihanoukville beach, Preah Sihanouk Provincial Hall spokesperson Or Saroeun said. He told The Post yesterday that the aquatic weeds had been floating along some of the province’s
- EU timber deal in firing line
A committee of more than 20 national and international organisations filed a petition to the EU on October 10 to prevent it from signing a timber trade agreement with Vietnam, noting that the deal would be disastrous to the Kingdom’s forests. The petition claims Vietnamese timber
- Kim Sok to keep up fight ‘for change’ from Finland
Kim Sok, wanted by the Kingdom’s authorities for defaming the government, reiterated on Sunday his determination to continue helping to make “a real change” to Cambodian politics after receiving asylum in Finland, even as a government spokesman mocked the political analyst over the development.
- Government urges end to wildlife trade
Interior Minister Sar Kheng said on Friday that the Kingdom had fallen victim to wildlife trafficking and called on relevant parties in Cambodia and beyond to help stop the crime. Speaking at the 4th Illegal Wildlife Trade conference attended by leaders from more than 80 countries