illegal logging

Heavy-handed actions crushing villagers

Date of Release: 
Jun 20 2016

The intensified crackdown on encroachment and logging by the military regime has dealt a heavy blow to villagers who live in harmony with nature in protected forest areas, while leaving most influential big timber businesses unscratched.

The suppression followed two orders issued in 2014 by the National Council for Peace and Order designed to protect and reclaim the forests and which impose harsh punishment for encroachment on protected areas and for illegal logging.

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Protect forests, DPM tells Xayaboury officials

Date of Release: 
Sep 25 2013

Deputy Prime Minister in charge of social and cultural affairs, Mr Asang Laoly, has asked Xayaboury provincial authorities to suppress any activity that harms or degrades protected and preserved forest areas.

Mr Asang, on a working visit to the northern province from September 22-23, told provincial and district authorities to take positive action to thoroughly investigate and address issues regarding logging, according to official sources from the Government Office.

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