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Illegal logging stokes tension along border

Govt rejects Cambodia's death toll of 45 loggers

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Differences between Thailand and Cambodia over illegal logging of phayung (Siamese rosewood) emerged in border talks yesterday. 

Cambodia claimed Thai forces had resorted to violence to solve the problem, while Thailand asked Cambodia to stop allowing its people to cross the border to illegally fell the precious wood.

Defence Minister Sukumpol Suwanatat met his Cambodian counterpart Gen Tea Banh yesterday.

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