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Prominent environmentalist shot by military in Koh Kong

Posted by sayadian on 28/4/2012 at 11:14


http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012042655803/National-news/environmental-activist-chut-wutty-shot-dead.html

This one will take a lot of explaining,this guy has been instrumental in exposing military involvement in illegal logging'
The quote below comes from the article and is mind-boggling!!
What was he driving an armoured car!
'He alleged that In Rattana threatened to shoot a defiant Chut Wutty and opened fire with an AK-47 when he attempted to drive his car away, but was also killed when a bullet ricocheted off the vehicle.'

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Posted by somtam2000 on 30/4/2012 at 03:33 admin

Tragic. The BS pilling up very very fast on this one.

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Posted by sayadian on 30/4/2012 at 07:58

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012043055873/National-news/death-under-microscope.html

Just don't know how they are going to wriggle out of this.
The illegal logging and land grabbing are two of the most important social issues in Cambodia.The level of corruption is just unimaginable.

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Posted by sayadian on 2/5/2012 at 02:36

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/blog/2012/may/01/death-cambodian-forest-activist-chut-wutty?intcmp=239

More from The Guardian, UK.
I'm very much surprised that so few travellers have views on this appalling action and the corruption which is leading to the demise of the world's forests. This brave man deserves all the support he could get.

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Posted by 9preciousGems on 2/5/2012 at 06:36

Awful business. Im not sure what the international community can do. Corruption seems to be deeply ingrained in Cambodia society. It needs expelling at the roots - however, obviously, this is not a simple task.

It's a very saddening state of affairs and i can only see the problem getting worse in coutries slated as emerging markets.

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