The number of people shot dead while illegally logging luxury wood in Thailand decreased significantly in 2013 compared to 2012, although a Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (RCAF) official provided numbers much lower than provincial police officials, whose number also differed from human rights groups.
Brigadier General Pech Vanna, director of RCAF’s Cambodian-Thai Relation Border Bureau, said a total of about seven Cambodians were shot dead after illegally entering Thailand to illegally log trees.
In 2012, 45 Cambodian loggers were shot dead by Thai troops.
However, added together, figures from officials in Banteay Meanchey, Oddar Meanchey and Preah Vihear
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