Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Villagers resolve to depose sanctuary chief



Villagers resolve to depose sanctuary chief

Content image - Phnom Penh Post
Representatives of 1,294 families in Kratie province lodge a complaint against Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary head Nhem Visal. Photo supplied

Villagers resolve to depose sanctuary chief

The 1,294 families from Kampong Cham commune in Kratie province’s Sambo district who had filed a complaint demanding the removal of the Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary chief is set for an inter-ministerial hearing today.

The villagers accused sanctuary chief Nhem Visal of abusing them and allowing traders to log and haul timber illegally.

A’Chen village chief Suon Hom expressed hope that Visal and his associates will be removed from their positions after the hearing. “I will request their removal … the chiefs and normal officers,” he said.

MOST VIEWED

  • ‘Kingdom one of safest to visit in Covid-19 era’

    The Ministry of Tourism on January 12 proclaimed Cambodia as one of the safest countries to visit in light of the Kingdom having been ranked number one in the world by the Senegalese Economic Prospective Bureau for its success in handling the Covid-19 pandemic. In rankings

  • Kingdom accepts Chinese vaccine, PM first to get jab

    Prime Minister Hun Sen said China would offer Cambodia an immediate donation of one million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine produced by the Sinopharm company. In an audio message addressing the public on the night of January 15, he said Cambodia has accepted the offer and

  • Reeling in Cambodia’s real estate sector

    A new norm sets the scene but risks continue to play out in the background A cold wind sweeps through the streets of Boeung Trabek on an early January morning as buyers and traders engage in commerce under bright blue skies. From a distance, the

  • Hun Sen: Lakes filled in for national developments

    Prime Minister Hun Sen has announced continued operations to fill some lakes in Phnom Penh to create land for developments, though he is against the unrelated practice of damming rivers or blocking waterways. Speaking at the inauguration of the Ministry of Public Works and Transport

  • Koh Preus upgrades 70% complete

    Initial construction of a nearly $30 million tourism infrastructure project on Preah Sihanouk province’s Koh Preus Island is “about 70 per cent complete”, according to an official with the developer. Heng Thou, construction site manager of Angela Real Estate Co Ltd (ARE), told The Post that

  • Local media loses a giant, and The Post a great friend

    Cheang Sokha, a gifted and streetwise reporter who rose to the highest ranks of Cambodian media and was beloved for his sharp intelligence, world-class humour and endless generosity, died on Friday in his hometown of Phnom Penh. He was 42. His wife, Sok Sophorn, said he