PUBLIC STATEMENT: Response to Phnom Penh Sugar Company’s allegations against Equitable Cambodia Executive Director Eang Vuthy

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On August 18, 2014, the Phnom Penh Sugar Co. Ltd., took out advertisements in several major Cambodian newspapers accusing Equitable Cambodia’s Executive Director, Mr. Eang Vuthy, of making false and misleading statements about Oknha Ly Yong Phat, and causing “irreparable damage” to the Senator’s reputation as well as that of his business, Phnom Penh Sugar.

NEWS: Thai Human Rights Body Says Plantations Stole Land

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 BY ZSOMBOR PETER  | The CAMBODIA DAILY  | AUGUST 14, 2014 The National Human Rights Commission of Thailand on Wednesday corroborated claims that a Thai sugar company that supplied Coca-Cola has illegally taken land off of villagers in Oddar Meanchey province and violated their human rights, more than a year after the communities filed their complaint with […]

NEWS: ANZ says no to evicted Cambodian farmers

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BY RICHARD BAKER & NICK MCKENZIE | THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD | AUGUST 20, 2014 ANZ is resisting pressure to assist the hundreds of families who claim they been adversely affected. Photo: Ken Irwin ANZ has ruled out helping hundreds of poor Cambodian families forcibly evicted from their land to make way for sugar-cane plantations that […]

VIDEO NEWS REPORT: ANZ faces accusations it financed business that forced villagers from land

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Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) 7.30 Broadcast: APRIL 4, 2014 One of Australia’s big banks is facing scrutiny it financed a Cambodian sugar business responsible for forcing almost 500 families off their land, as the conduct of Australia’s ‘big four’ in developing countries is analysed.  Click here to watch the special report.

NEWS: ANZ sugar fallout broadens

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BY Daniel de Carteret |THE PHNOM PENH POST |JANAURY 24 2014 Shareholders will want answers from ANZ bank after it was revealed this week that the banking giant’s joint venture in Cambodia financed ruling party senator Ly Yong Phat’s controversial sugar plantation, the Responsible Investment Association Australia (RIAA) said yesterday. Environmental audit documents obtained by the Post on Tuesday […]

NEWS: ANZ embroiled in Cambodia land grab

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BY: Richard Baker & Nick McKenzie| THE AGE |JANUARY 23, 2014 From 5am, several days a week, 11-year-old Li* works evicted to make way for asugar plantation owned by one of Cambodias richest men. Leaked documents obtained by Fairfax Media reveal that Australian banking giant ANZ provided the finance for the Phnom Penh Sugar Companys […]

NEWS: EU Resolution Passed Against Sugar Abuses

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BY: Kevin Ponniah |THE PHNOM PENH POST |JANURY 21, 2014 The European Parliament has passed a resolution calling on the bloc’s executive body to urgently act on an EU preferential trade scheme found to have carried high risks of human rights violations in Cambodia through land evictions for industrial sugar development. In a January 16 resolution, EU […]

NEWS: Thai Sugar Firm Meets With Koh Kong Evictees

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By Zsombor Peter and Chhorn Chansy  |THE CAMBODIA DAILY |November 11, 2013 Koh Kong Sugar has offered to settle its yearslong dispute with Cambodian families who accuse its plantations of stealing their land, but the farmers remain wary of being able to secure a fair deal. The firm, a subsidiary of Thailand’s Khon Kaen Sugar Industry Limited (KSL), made […]