Prey Lang: This afternoon, members of the environmental activists community Hundreds of monks and civil society workers have been banned from traveling to Prey Lang protected areas. Many of the participants were stopped while traveling to the planned annual Prey Lang Breaking Ceremony held in Phnom Penh. The purpose is to raise awareness about illegal deforestation and the conservation of Cambodia's largest protected area. According to LICADHO's broadcast.
Authorities from the Ministry of Environment and local officials, some of whom were armed, told the four provincial groups that permission was needed. From the “upper echelons” access to Prey Lang and required “official permits” from these participants. This permission is not required in law.
Some participants also reported that local authorities had threatened local villagers to pressure them not to allow you Relax in their villages during their travels or attend two-day festivals.
Contrary to today's activities, last week, more than 500 environmental officials from the Ministry of Environment held a rally in Prey Lang and raised Encourage young people and community members to take action to help conserve the four major forests – Kratie, Kampong Thom, Preah Vihear and Stung Treng.
In 2018, community members were also forced to cancel the annual event due to threats from authorities. A Ministry of Environment spokesman at the time said there was no such fear and replied to reporters that his ministry wants cooperation. To protect the forest ៕ By: Kolab