A Stung Treng province district official on Sunday contradicted claims that logging in the area designated for the Sesan 2 dam had ceased a month ago, saying that it had only stopped last week after direct orders from the government to do so. On Thursday, Ministry of Agri*cul*ture officials informed provincial authorities that the government had ordered Ang & Asso*ciates Lawyer Co. Ltd., a company owned by well-known businessman Kith Meng, to cease clearing forest for the Lower Sesan 2 dam. The order was issued to stop “anarchic deforestation” in the area being cleared for the future dam’s
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