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EU firm sets plan for local rubber factory

Socfin Cambodia, the local branch of a Europe-based international rubber producing company that currently operates a 7,500-hectare rubber plantation in Mondulkiri, has announced plans to open the doors to its first rubber factory next April, with an initial investment of $5.7 million, a company executive ...

Hor Kimsay
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/eu-firm-sets-plan-local-rubber-factory

Activist scion claims firms broke rules

Almost three years after his father’s sudden killing, the son of late forest activist Chut Wutty has returned from a fact-finding mission to Ratanakkiri province, where he identified four companies as having stockpiled luxury timber on a large scale. ...

May Titthara
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/activist-scion-claims-firms-broke-rules

Timber dealer accuses firms of fraud, wants Hun Sen’s help

The director of a Vietnamese company hoping to buy timber off a pair of land concessions has accused three local businessmen of cheating her out of $200,000 and asked Prime Minister Hun Sen to investigate, according to a letter published by local media. ...

Hul Reaksmey
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/timber-dealer-accuses-firms-of-fraud-wants-hun-sens-help-67109/

Despite Land Loss, Minorities Back Status Quo

Romam Gvin could be described as a counterintuitive voter. Intuition might lead you to believe that Mr. Gvin blames the government for the loss of his land to the Vietnamese rubber company that now owns everything for as far as the eye can see here in ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/elections/despite-land-loss-minorities-back-status-quo-34786/

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