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Cambodian farmers take Thai sugar giant to court

After years of protesting, two Cambodian farmers make their case this week in a Bangkok court against Thai sugar giant Mitr Phol, who they blame for the loss of their livelihoods. The stakes are high for the farmers and the company. The villagers from Cambodia are trying to convince the ...

Leonie Kijewski
https://www.aljazeera.com/ajimpact/190612123127160.html

Land dispute hits Thai court

A Thai civil court has accepted a class action suit filed by Cambodian land victims from Oddar Meanchey province against sugar producer Mitr Phol. However, it ordered the disputing parties to mediate on Thursday before the court proceeds with legal procedures. ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/land-dispute-hits-thai-court

In ‘historic lawsuit’, Oddar Meanchey villagers take sugar giant Mitr Phol to court in Thailand

Cambodian villagers have filed a class action suit in Bangkok against Thai sugar giant Mitr Phol Sugar Corporation for human rights violations after the eviction of hundreds of villagers in Cambodia’s Oddar Meanchey province, with a US rights group calling the case a “historic lawsuit”. ...

Ananth Baliga and Phak Seangly
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/historic-lawsuit-oddar-meanchey-villagers-take-sugar-giant-mitr-phol-court-thailand

Thai NGO supports Cambodian farmers over compensation

A group of Thai and International NGOs said yesterday that they supported Cambodian communities filing a lawsuit against sugar giant Mitr Phol seeking compensation and remedies over alleged human rights violations. ...

Khuon Narim
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50298770/thai-ngo-supports-cambodian-farmers-over-compensation/

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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