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Villagers attempt to fell tree near temple

Villagers attempt to fell tree near temple

THREE villagers were arrested by military police in Siem Reap province on Wednesday after allegedly attempting to cut down a tree in a protected area near an Angkorian-era temple. Yeam Sila, provincial deputy military police chief, said yesterday that 40-year-old Noy Nam, 36-year-old Toy Penh and 48-year-old Och Non, were caught in the act of cutting the tree by a conservation group. The conservation group detained the suspects until military police arrived to arrest them, he added.

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