The government offered almost 200 families 1.5 hectares each to resolve a land dispute with two sugar companies in Koh Kong province during a meeting yesterday, though the families demanded greater compensation To read more, please click here.
A group of villagers chased off 10 bulldozers belonging to the Ruifeng Sugar Company on Thursday on the fifth day of a standoff between an ethnic Kuy community and the Chinese firm trying to clear the land in Preah Vihear province. Read more Here
In recent years, communities displaced by sugar plantations have attempted to reclaim their land by targeting the plantations’ investors and buyers overseas, but a study published last week in the peer-reviewed Journal of Civil Society suggests such efforts may disappoint. Author Young Sokphea notes that after years of both peaceful and violent protest by community […]
More than a year after a comprehensive plan was crafted to audit the claims of thousands of families that lost their land to Cambodian sugar companies, the government has still failed to sign off on the proposal, the E.U. confirmed on Friday. Reacting to bad publicity caused by low tariffs for Cambodian “blood sugar,” or […]
Less than 24 hours after a petition claiming the issue was resolved was submitted to the EU Embassy, nearly 300 Kampong Speu families locked in a six-year land dispute with ruling party Senator Ly Yong Phat delivered one of their own to the Ministry of Land Management on Friday. More than 1,500 families were displaced […]
In defiance of an order by Phnom Penh Deputy Governor Khoun Sreng, more than 100 people protested outside the offices of Equitable Cambodia (EC) yesterday. They held signs denouncing the NGO, as community representatives inside submitted a letter withdrawing their consent for the group to represent them in a land dispute with one of Cambodia’s […]
Villagers who accuse a sugarcane company of stealing their land in Koh Kong province gathered in Phnom Penh on Thursday to petition the government and E.U. to help resolve the dispute. To See more please click here.
Tonnes of fruit has been left to rot in Koh Kong’s Sre Ambel district due to a road block erected by two Thai sugar producers nearly two weeks ago that has prevented farmers from reaching their crops. Thirty-two families in Chi Khor Leu commune’s Trapaing Kandaol village are demanding that Koh Kong Sugar Industry and […]
More than 100 villagers evicted to make way for a Mitr Phol sugar plantation have vowed to return to their land in a week after they were snubbed by the Oddar Meanchey provincial governor yesterday, according to community leader Hoy Mai. To see more, please click here.
Hundreds of displaced Oddar Meanchey farmers will return to their land within a fortnight, with or without authorisation, community leader Hoy Mai said yesterday. Thousands of people were violently evicted from their homes and farmland when the government granted economic land concessions (ELC) totalling 20,000 hectares to Thai sugar giant Mitr Phol in 2008. When […]