Local officials in Ratanakkiri province and rights group Adhoc said Tuesday they were investigating claims by villagers that an agri-business company was logging their government-approved community forest. More than 100 ethnic Prov residents of Taveng district’s Phao village protested in front of the Taveng Krom commune council office on Monday when four trucks and an excavator showed up that morning to resume the logging of their forest, said Kham Le, one of the protesters. “We protested at the commune office to stop the illegal logging because I received information that the loggers are cutting wood…but authorities did not
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