BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Feb 22 (Birbeo Bulletin/ANN): A government clerk was sentenced to two years’ imprisonment by the Intermediate Court on Saturday (Feb 20), for forging Department of Electrical Services’ (DES) documents.
A total of 1,60,566 individuals and organisations have grabbed 2.57 lakh acres of forest land across the country.
Of the total forest land, 1.38 lakh acres are reserved forest area -- grabbed by 88,215 persons and organisations.
According to police sources, the IGP's wife, using one Ijeoma Emeribe to front, encroached on the said land in June 2020.
It was learnt that three persons died in a welding gas explosion while clearing the land with the police authorities covering it up on the order of Adamu.
A growing number of reports show that large-scale deforestation continues in Cambodia’s protected forests, often with tacit endorsement from government officials—despite promises of conservation.
A series of reports this year show that protected forest areas across Cambodia are under increasing threat from land grabs and deforestation.
Tate & Lyle has been accused of betraying 200 families in Cambodia who have fought for years to secure compensation for land they say was taken from them to make way for a sugar plantation.
Minister of Interior Sar Kheng has instructed all provincial governors, and the Mondulkiri provincial governor in particular, to regularly inspect forests and natural resources in helicopters.
Five Phnom Srok district officials were called before the Banteay Meanchey Provincial Administration to explain accusations that they were attempting to sell state land in the protected Ang Trapaing Thmar area that included land belonging to security offices and three armed forces units, a court spokesman said.
- Experts have warned that a controversial deregulation act will serve as a springboard for greater corruption in Indonesia’s forestry sector.
- They say a pervasive lack of transparency will allow companies such as plantation operators to whitewash their illegal occupation of forests or take control of larger swaths of land than permitted, among other risks.