Cambodian forest activist to receive international award

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Cambodian forest activist to receive international award

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Tue Oct 31, 2017 2:11 pm

31 October 2017
The Goldman Environmental Prize winner Ouch Leng, president of the Cambodian Human Rights Task Force, has been awarded the Asia Game Changer Award for 2017 from the Asia Society.
Mr Leng will go to collect the award in New York on November 1 with eight other winners from around the world.
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A 42-year-old forest activist, Mr Leng has been an outspoken critic of the timber business networks.
Mr Leng said forests are a part of the heritage of ancestors left for the next generation, and must be protected. He said he has dedicated his life to environmental protection because no one else was standing up against the powerful government officials and business tycoons looting the country’s forests...
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5088344/env ... -new-york/
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Re: Cambodian forest activist to receive international award

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:16 am

February 10, 2018 3:37 pm
Guardians of environment among last to challenge regime
CHIANG MAI, Thailand -- Political opponents have been jailed or driven into exile, the media is muzzled and the voices of civil society are barely heard these days. Cambodia's authoritarian regime has swept clear the field of potential political rivals as Prime Minister HE prepares for general elections in July.

But among the silent majority, a few individuals have continued to speak out and act against the country's power brokers. These are the guardians of its increasingly devastated environment -- and they have paid a deadly price. Around 20 environmental advocates and campaigners have been killed in Cambodia since 2005 and others have been jailed, attacked or threatened with assassination.

One such activist is Ouch Leng who has been fighting against the rampant pillaging of forests he says is perpetrated by a ''business mafia'' in collusion with senior government officials. ''I am aware that I may not live much longer,'' he told the Nikkei Asian Review in a recent interview. ''But I will try to go on with my work in order to serve as a good model for young people, to engage people to protect the forests and environment."
Full article: https://asia.nikkei.com/Politics-Econom ... ing-fields
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Re: Cambodian forest activist to receive international award

Post by pczz » Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:26 am

CEOCambodiaNews wrote:
Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:16 am
February 10, 2018 3:37 pm

CHIANG MAI, Thailand -- Political opponents have been jailed or driven into exile, the media is muzzled and the voices of civil society are barely heard these days. Cambodia's authoritarian regime has swept clear the field of potential political rivals as Prime Minister HE prepares for general elections in July.

Full article: https://asia.nikkei.com/Politics-Econom ... ing-fields
Are you kidding me? thuis was published in CHiang Mai, in Thailand. Pot calling kettle black :facepalm:
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Re: Cambodian forest activist to receive international award

Post by that genius » Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:40 am

Tell us again, how many coups has Thailand had? nearly a DOZEN successful ones, and many failed ones.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wor ... 681f52058f

To be fair, he has also written about Myanmar and Thailand.

Edit: hey, guess who his father worked for? yes, the CIA, and not the school. Furthermore, his real name isn't even Denis Gray...and he was in military intelligence in the Indochina wars. Great recommendation to criticise others, LOL, pot calling all kettles. :facepalm:

http://www.scottmurray.com/denisgray.htm
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