Villagers in Mondolkiri province filed a complaint with rights group Adhoc on Friday, saying that they had discovered loggers illegally felling trees in their local community forest who claimed to be working for businessman Try Pheap. Mr. Pheap, who owns plantations, mining concessions and special economic zones across the country, was granted the right this year to purchase all wood logged in economic land concessions in Ratanakkiri province, as well as nearly 5,000 cubic meters of confiscated wood across the country. Environmental activists have expressed concern that the practice of granting firms monopolies on purchasing wood encourages illegal
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