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Journalist murdered-in illegal logging case!

A Cambodian journalist who exposed rampant illegal logging has been found murdered in the boot of his car, police said Wednesday, in a country where environmental activists often face violent retribution.

20th September 2012

Hang Serei Oudom, a reporter at local-language Vorakchun Khmer Daily, was discovered on Tuesday, said senior police officer Song Bunthanorm. The vehicle was abandoned in a cashew nut plantation in northern Ratanakiri province. “It is not a robbery case. It is a murder,” he said, adding that the victim had suffered several blows to the head, probably with an axe. More...

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