Xem tư dinh quan chức làm mất rừng sở hữu ‘kiệt tác’ gỗ đồ sộ


TPO – Vô số quán cà phê, nhà rường quan chức…được thiết kế với không gian bằng gỗ đẹp, to lớn mọc lên ở TP Pleiku (Gia Lai) và tỉnh Đắk Lắk thời gian gần đây. Có quan chức làm nhà gỗ đồ sộ, nhưng bị kỷ luật mất rừng; thậm chí có vị sử dụng gỗ không nguồn gốc xây tư dinh…

Một biển hiệu rao “Bán gỗ quý 1000 năm” ven Hồ EA KAO, cách không xa trụ sở UBND xã

Căn nhà gỗ này của ông Trần Ngọc Quang, nguyên Chủ tịch UBND huyện Ea Súp (Đắk Lắk). Theo Quyết định thi hành kỷ luật số 1262-QĐTU của Ủy ban Kiểm tra Tỉnh ủy Đắk Lắk, ông Trần Ngọc Quang sử dụng 84,81 m3 gỗ thành phẩm, quy gỗ tròn ra gần 136m3 (không có hồ sơ chứng minh). Đến nay, cơ quan chức năng tỉnh Đắk Lắk chưa công bố kết quả xử lý về nguồn gốc số gỗ của ông Quang

Nhà gỗ của ông Nguyễn Văn Quyến, nguyên Phó giám đốc Cty TNHH MTV Lâm nghiệp Cư M’lan, nay là Phó tổng giám đốc Cty Chế biến thực phẩm, lâm nghiệp Đắk Lắk nổi tiếng ở tỉnh Đắk Lắk. Hiện ông Quyến đang sở hữu 2 căn nhà gỗ “khủng” ở địa bàn thị trấn Ea Súp (huyện Ea Súp). Ông Quyến từng bị kỷ luật cảnh cáo vì những sai phạm liên quan đến công tác quản lý bảo vệ rừng, để mất hơn 10.500 ha rừng và đất rừng trong lâm phần được giao quản lý và bảo vệ

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The EU just passed a historic anti-deforestation law. Now it needs to go after the banks


Governments from across the European Union today adopted a historic new law which will ensure that a raft of commodities linked to deforestation and forest degradation won’t be able to enter the EU market unless proven to be sustainably sourced. 

The green light from EU national governments means that by end of next year, imports of palm oil, cattle, soy, coffee, cocoa, timber and rubber will have to comply with strict traceability obligations and evidence must show that they have not been grown on deforested or degraded land.

It’s the first law of its kind in the world, and a historic blueprint for the approaches that other markets should look at to help preserve the world’s forests – which are essential in the fight against climate breakdown and biodiversity loss.

Now the first milestone towards deforestation-free supply chains has been achieved, it’s time to ensure that the European Union can fully end its role in forest destruction – which means cutting the money pipeline to deforesting businesses.  This is the final piece of the puzzle.

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Vietnam: Assessing Freedom ofthe Press

May 9, 2023
Thayer Consultancy
ABN # 65 648 097 123

We request your assessment about the state of freedom of the press in Vietnam.

Q1. Have you ever witnessed some extent of freedom of the press in Vietnam?

ANSWER: I first visited reunified Vietnam in August 1981 and have returned regularly since then. I have given numerous interviews to the Vietnamese print and online media, radio and television. As a result, I have come to know certain journalists quite well. I also appreciate the practical constraints they work under. For example, on sensitive matters like relations with China and disputes in the South China Sea, I am aware that they can quote me as a foreigner when they are not permitted to comment on the same issue. Tiếp tục đọc “Vietnam: Assessing Freedom ofthe Press”

Quad Leaders’ Joint Statement

MAY 20, 2023 Source: The White House

20 May 2023, Hiroshima

Today, we — Prime Minister Anthony Albanese of Australia, Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India, Prime Minister Kishida Fumio of Japan, and President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. of the United States — met for the third in-person Quad Leaders’ Summit, hosted by Prime Minister Albanese.

Together, we reaffirm our steadfast commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific that is inclusive and resilient. The global strategic and economic environment is changing rapidly – with direct impacts on countries in the region. We believe we should navigate this time of uncertainty and opportunity together, working closely with our Indo-Pacific partners. We believe all countries have a role in contributing to regional peace, stability, and prosperity, as well as upholding international law, including the principles of sovereignty and territorial integrity, and the rules-based international order. We seek a region where no country dominates and no country is dominated – one where all countries are free from coercion, and can exercise their agency to determine their futures. Our four countries are united by this shared vision.
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Taiwan President on Taiwan

蔡英文 Tsai Ing-wen @iingwen

Today I begin my eighth year as president of the Republic of China (Taiwan). Seven years ago, we embraced our cause of transforming our country, and one step after the other, embarked on reform. From then to now, we have walked a long path. We have markedly changed the face of Taiwan from that of seven years ago. Going forward, we must demonstrate our determination to create an economy and industries that are even more resilient, so that we can cement Taiwan’s key position in global supply chains.