Phnom Penh – PLCN Members Attend Cambodian Grassroots People’s Assembly

October 25, 2013 | Posted in: News

On October 21, 52 PLCN members (13 women) from all four Prey Lang provinces attended the Cambodian Grassroots People’s Assembly in Freedom Park (see entry above). PLCN representative Hoeun Sopheap, based in Kampong Thom, spoke at the event about forest clearance by migrants, ongoing illegal logging, and forest land grabs; as well as death threats made against the environmental activists by powerful people. PLCN called for the government to take action against provincial officials who commit forest crimes and re-iterated PLCN’s desire to enter into a Prey Lang co-management agreement with the government.