Prime Minister Stalls Signing Compensation Plan for Sugarcane Evictees

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Prime Minister Hun Sen has no immediate plans to sign a new petition asking him to endorse an initial plan to compensate thousands of families that have lost land to commercial-scale sugarcane plantations, a member of the cabinet said on Tuesday.

The news will be a blow to nearly 300 members of the families—some of whom are living in poverty—who were in Phnom Penh on Tuesday to deliver the petition to cabinet officials at Wat Botum Park.

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