Preah Vihear – PLCN Attends Government-Organized Awareness-Raising Event on Forest Protection

October 25, 2013 | Posted in: News

On October 18-19, PLCN members attended an awareness-raising event organized by the Chey Sen district government. The event on forest protection included PLCN representatives Tom Siet, Sao Sauy, Soam Than, Vit Voeun, as well as other PLCN members. Government officials included Chey Sen Deputy District Governor Kem Sath, five commune council members, nine village chiefs, five police officers, and one soldier. The aim of the event, which brought together about 600 people (300 women) from two communes, was to raise awareness of illegal logging, illegal craft operations, and strategies on stopping land grabbing and clearance in Prey Lang. The deputy district governor asked PLCN to report anyone caught cutting down trees without a letter of permission from either commune chiefs or the commune police chief to report them to the authorities.