Monday, 28 February 2011

The Phnom Penh Post News in Brief

via CAAI

Fisherman detained on illegal fishing charges

Monday, 28 February 2011 15:01 Tep Nimol

KAMPONG CHAM provincial police arrested a man on Saturday suspected of using illegal devices to fish in Krouch Chmar district’s Peus II commune. Mao Buntoeun, an official with the provincial Fisheries Administration, said a 34-year-old man would be investigated for using illegal devices, including a battery and inverter recovered after his arrest, for fishing in Tuol Sambath village. If found guilty under Article 68 of the Fisheries Law, the man could face three to five years in prison.

Forestry official caught with illegal timber

Monday, 28 February 2011 15:01 Tep Nimol

Kampong Thom provincial Forestry Administration authorities detained a fellow official from Siem Reap’s Sre Noy district on Friday, after he transported 50 pieces of illegal timber between the two provinces without permission. Authorities confiscated the timber but later released him after he paid a fine.

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