15 Sep '12, 7am

Nasty murder of a Cambodian journalist covering deforestation.

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. 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. The 44-year-old had been missing since leaving his home on Sunday evening. “He wrote stories about forest crimes involving business people and powerful officials in the province,” said Vorakchun Khmer Daily editor-in-chief Rin Ratanak, adding most of his stories were about “illegal logging of luxury wood”. Rampan...

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