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Hundreds ask for help in disputes

About 500 people representing thousands of families from four provinces who are affected by the development of sugarcane plantations requested intervention from Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday. ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/34976/hundreds-ask-for-help-in-disputes/

Mitr Phol families petition for land

Villagers who have lost their land first to a Thai sugar company supplying Coca-Cola and then to a military unit in Oddar Meanchey province’s Samroang district yesterday petitioned the Agriculture Ministry to ask for it back. ...

May Titthara
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/mitr-phol-families-petition-land

The bitter aftertaste of a sugar deal gone bad

Houy Mai has lost everything to the global demand for cheap sugar and biofuel. The 54-year-old mother-of-eight has fought a years-long battle with Mitr Phol, Asia’s biggest sugar producer and one of three major suppliers to Coca-Cola. Her family was left homeless and without a sustainable ...

May Titthara and Daniel Pye
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/post-weekend/bitter-aftertaste-sugar-deal-gone-bad

Rights group claims continued harassment in Oddar Meanchey

NGO workers interviewing evictees in Oddar Meanchey province said police pulled their car over without cause on Saturday and tried to seize one of their cameras, the third reported case of authorities in the area harassing the group’s staff in the past month. ...

Mech Dara and Zsombor Peter
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/rights-group-claims-continued-harassment-in-oddar-meanchey-69650/

Sugar firm under fire

Asia’s largest sugar company has been accused of torching hundreds of homes, orchestrating the imprisonment of a pregnant activist and using security forces to beat villagers – among a raft of other grave human rights abuses – by communities in Oddar Meanchey province. The allegations levelled ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013060366024/National/sugar-firm-under-fire.html

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