The Ministry of Environment has reiterated a warning against land grabbing.
The Imam declares that some villagers are actively involved in land grabbing activities.
A global coalition of grassroots groups has called on the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Cambodia to look into cases of land grabbing allegedly perpetrated by the state.
In the first nine months there were 846 cases of forestry crimes, Ministry reports.
The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries recently issued its ninth month report, wherein it documents the success of its operations combatting illegal lumber trafficking.
Environment Ministry said legal action will be taken to prevent illegal logging and land grabbing of land in protected areas.
The Ministry of Agriculture says that land grabbing still continues to threaten forests.
Nearly 300 families in Kandal province are accused of grabbing state land to build huts near a canal in Lvea’em district.
Man accused of impersonating two-star general in order to grab state land denied the allegations as he was questioned.