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Kratie tycoon summoned over logging

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Tycoon Kong Kroeng was summoned to the Kratie provincial Military Police for his alleged involvement in forestry crimes. Supplied

Kratie tycoon summoned over logging

Tycoon Kong Kroeng, a well-known timber trader, was summoned to the Kratie provincial Military Police headquarters for questioning on August 15 for his alleged involvement in forestry crimes.

The summons was obtained by The Post on Tuesday. It was signed by National Military Police deputy commander Hong Vinol, who is also head of a National Committee for Prevention and Crackdown on Natural Resource Crimes working team.

Neither the National Military Police nor the Committee’s spokesman, Eng Hy, could be reached for comment on Tuesday.

In Mondulkiri, provincial governor Svay Sam Eang, provincial Military Police commander Hem Bonarel, provincial Department of Environment director Keo Sopheak and provincial hall spokesperson Sok Sera could not be reached for comment on Tuesday either.

So far this month, three local tycoons have been summoned for questioning by Mondulkiri provincial court prosecutor Hieng Sopheak and deputy prosecutor Mam Vanda.

The three tycoons are Srun Meng Leang, 58, the owner of Meng Leang company; Tob Vida, the owner of Vichery company, and Von Bunthai.

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