Monday, May 25, 2015Monday, May 25, 2015
 

Thai troops accused of killing 15 Cambodian loggers

Published on Mar 14, 2014 1:14 PM
 

PHNOM PENH (AFP) - Cambodia's military on Friday accused Thai troops of killing 15 villagers who illegally crossed the border to log for valuable timber.

A Thai official denied the allegation.

Twelve loggers were shot dead on March 5 - followed by three more a week later - after entering Thailand from Cambodia's northern province of Preah Vihear to cut rosewood, Cambodian military intelligence officer Preap Thoeurth said by telephone.

"Authorities have educated the people not to cross the border to log, but rosewood is very expensive," he said.

 
Enjoy 2 weeks of unlimited digital access to The Straits Times. Get your free access now!

Videos