BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Thailand’s businesses and its government must do more to protect the rights of vulnerable people abroad, analysts and activists said, after a landmark case filed by Cambodian farmers in a Bangkok court against a Thai sugar firm. It is the first time plaintiffs from another country have filed a class-action […]
A group of some 70 people gathered on Wednesday outside Phnom Penh Sugar Company’s factory in Kampong Speu asking for compensation in a long-running land dispute. At least some of those at the demonstration on Wednesday participated last year in protests against the NGO Equitable Cambodia, which had been working to settle the dispute on […]
The Ministry of Land Management on Thursday said it has resolved two long-running land disputes between communities in Koh Kong’s Sre Ambel and Botum Sakor districts and two sugar companies owned by tycoon and ruling party Senator Ly Yong Phat involving more than 800 hectares of land. The announcement, made at the ministry in the […]
A villager representative in a dispute with a company owned by a ruling party senator yesterday said from a Koh Kong prison that he had been brought to commune police by company security guards and there had been no violence during the incident, despite his having been accused by police of “using violence on the […]
Representatives of 40 families locked in a decade-old land dispute with a Chinese sugar company in Preah Vihear province blocked tractors from clearing land that the villagers say belongs to them, while 50 families in a separate land dispute in Koh Kong took their complaints to a newly-promoted provincial official. The ethnic Kuy villagers in […]
Officials from several ministries met with representatives of the EU and UN yesterday to update them on their progress resolving land disputes between more than 1,000 families and sugarcane companies, though the EU ambassador remained tight-lipped about his thoughts on the process. In a press release yesterday, the Ministry of Land Management announced that 209 […]
More than 200 families who have been locked in land disputes with sugar firms will have at least some of their land returned to them after the Ministry of Land Management approved their claims yesterday, though hundreds more families are still waiting for resolution. Officials have been working since August to resolve hundreds of years-long […]
Representatives for 15 families involved in a long-standing land dispute in Koh Kong province complained that authorities failed to find a resolution for them, despite providing compensation for 170 other families in the same area. To read more, please click here.
Villagers in Koh Kong’s Sre Ambel district yesterday said that a local commune chief had not signed paperwork necessary to resolve a land dispute with a sugar company despite orders by the Land Management Ministry to register all affected villagers. To read more please click here.
Following protests against land rights NGO Equitable Cambodia (EC) on Friday, several villagers in affected communities in Kampong Speu’s Oral district voiced concern yesterday that the protests might have been staged by the company that the communities stand in conflict with. To read more, please visit here.