Papua New Guinea's forests are being destroyed

Is the government of Papua New Guinea turning a blind eye while the country's forests are destroyed?

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    Environmental groups say Papua New Guinea's government is sitting back while the country's rainforests are being destroyed.

    The Pacific nation has just overtaken Malaysia to become the world's biggest exporter of tropical hardwood.

    Politicians and officials have been accused of being too close to the logging companies and of taking bribes to help deals go through.

    Al Jazeera's Andrew Thomas reports from Pomio, Papua New Guinea.


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