Sugarcane a ‘huge potential for farmers’

Cambodia’s three major sugar companies produced 120,126 tonnes of raw sugar in the first nine months of this year, said a Ministry of Industry and Handicraft report. It said Rui Feng (Cambodia) International Co Ltd produced 56,664 tonnes, Yellow Field (Cambodia) International Ltd (51,420 tonnes) ...

Cheng Sokhorng

Forty Koh Kong families not happy with deal

Forty of the 375 families involved in a recently settled land dispute in Koh Kong province claimed on Tuesday that they have not yet received their promised cash compensation. Hence, the families requested the authorities to change the site of the land offered as they ...

Soth Koemsoeun

Land dispute settled in Koh Kong

Officials with the Land Management Ministry and Koh Kong Provincial Hall yesterday ended a years-long land dispute between villagers and sugar companies through distribution of compensation to the families involved. ...

Pech Sotheary

Koh Kong families to receive land titles

The Koh Kong provincial governor announced yesterday that land for 175 families locked in a dispute with sugar companies in Botum Sakor and Sre Ambel districts has been charted and is ready to be distributed. ...

Pech Sotheary

Koh Kong land dispute to be reinvestigated

The Land Management Ministry on Friday announced that it will solve a land dispute in the province following a weeks-long demonstration by hundreds of villagers who descended upon the ministry’s office in Phnom Penh. ...

Pech Sotheary

Protesters block road to ministry

Around 300 people representing hundreds of families in Koh Kong province, who were evicted from their homes to make way for a sugar company owned by businessman and CPP Senator Ly Yong Phat, blocked the road that leads to the Ministry of Land Management on ...

Soth Koemsoeun

Hundreds of villagers demand their land

More than 100 Koh Kong province villagers returned to the Land Management Ministry office in Phnom Penh demanding that the authorities speed up the distribution process of three hectares of land owed to each family as compensation in two districts after authorities declared it had ...

Pech Sotheary

More Koh Kong protesters want land dispute resolution

More than 30 people representing 316 families in four communes of Koh Kong province’s Sre Ambel district, who claim to have a land dispute with Koh Kong Sugar Industry Co, Ltd and Koh Kong Plantation Co, Ltd, gathered in front of the district hall yesterday ...

Pech Sotheary

Koh Kong protesters return to Land Ministry

Villagers in a land dispute with companies producing sugar in Koh Kong province gathered again at the Land Ministry yesterday afternoon, demanding the ministry resolve their land disputes as soon as possible. More than 70 people from Sre Ambel and Botum Sakor districts are facing difficulties ...

Pech Sotheary

Villagers want dispute resolution

About 100 residents from Koh Kong province’s Sre Ambel and Botum Sakor districts gathered to protest and block the road of Koh Kong Sugar Industry to demand the company, local authorities and relevant ministries expedite a resolution to end their land dispute. ...

Pech Sotheary

Locals call for an end to land dispute

About 175 families locked in a land dispute with sugarcane plantation companies in Koh Kong province have asked an inter-ministerial group and provincial authorities to speed up the resolution process and end the conflict. The inter-ministerial working group responded saying they would settle the land dispute ...

Pech Sotheary

Land dispute protest drags on

Representatives of 175 families in Koh Kong province gathered once again in front of the Ministry of Land Management yesterday to ask for a quicker resolution to a decade-long land dispute. ...

Pech Sotheary

Pressure kept on for land dispute solutions

An inter-ministerial joint working group yesterday said it would continue its work on resolving land disputes for 540 families battling sugarcane companies in four provinces. ...

Pech Sotheary

Push for an end to sugarcane land row

Koh Kong provincial authorities have urged 200 families involved in a decade-long land dispute with a sugar cane company to prepare evidence of their claims amid hopes of a final solution from the government. ...

Pech Sotheary

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

Ministry hopes to end old dispute

A working group from the Ministry of Land Management yesterday went to investigate a land dispute between 147 families and the Koh Kong Sugar Industry and Koh Kong Plantation on 782 hectares in Koh Kong province. The move to resolve the land dispute was made folowing ...

Pech Sotheary

Villagers, police face off in Phnom Penh over Koh Kong sugar petition

Meanchey district police and security guards yesterday clashed with about 70 Koh Kong province villagers at the capital’s Samaki Rainsy pagoda, shoving and pushing them as they tried to make their way to the Ministry of Land Management. ...

Touch Sokha

The canes of wrath

Satiating the demands of the global sugar industry is big business for Cambodia’s sugarcane plantations. Yet accusations of human rights abuses and land grabs in the Kingdom have left a bitter aftertaste for many on the ground as companies vie for a larger slice of ...

Sugar concerns raised

Rights groups have alleged that villagers are being pushed off their land to make way for sugar plantations by companies such as LYP Group, owned by Senator Ly Young Phat. The issue was raised with the Finnish Foreign Minister Erkki Tuomuoja and the Minister for ...

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