PM pledges seized timber for schools

April 2, 2016 | Posted in: News

Between 30,000 and 40,000 thousand cubic metres of illegal timber confiscated by an anti-logging taskforce in recent months will be handed over to the Education Ministry to build and repair schools, Prime Minister Hun Sen said yesterday.

Calling the decision “sensible”, Meas Ny, an independent social researcher, said he was curious to see how much of the lumber would turn up at schools, given the demand from “high-level officials”.

Read more in The Phnom Post

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