Cambodia raps deforestation claim

The government has slammed a report by a local organisation that claimed rampant deforestation in one of Southeast Asia’s last remaining lowland tropical forest.

The report by the Prey Lang Community Network (PLCN) claimed that the Prey Lang forest had lost over 40,000 ha in the last 18 years.

According to the Phnom Penh Post, Environment Ministry spokesman Neth Pheaktra said the report was “politically motivated” and “untrue”.

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