Many families in Ream and Bit Traing had faced state crackdowns, been accused of encroaching on forests and threatened, Sophat said. But now the rich were being given the land.
Trang is the author of numerous books whose work covers everything from women’s rights and LGBT issues to environmental concerns, activism and land rights.
Critics ay climate change is the result of Cambodia not having enough measures in place to prevent illegal logging nor a good atmosphere for environment protection.
“The thing is, China doesn’t ask difficult questions as to what the conditions would be if it invested, and they are very flexible.”
His network engages in “drug trafficking, human trafficking, money laundering, bribery, and wildlife trafficking.
Thailand, rice shipments in 2020 could fall to 6.5 million tonnes, the lowest in 20 years.
Conservation organizations have been heartened by recent legal and regulatory improvements, but caution that there is still a long way to go.