Land-grab complaint against ANZ filed with OECD
- 9 October 2014
- The Cambodia Daily
- Civil society / Economic land concessions and plantations / Human rights / Land / Land policy and administration / Social development
- ANZ Bank / Equitable Cambodia / Inclusive Development International / Land grabs / Ly Yong Phat / OECD / Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development
NGOs have filed a new complaint against Australia’s ANZ Bank claiming it owes compensation to 681 Cambodian families who say their farms were illegally grabbed by a sugarcane plantation the bank helped to finance. ...
Australian Police Say Appropriate Steps Taken in BHP Bribery Case
- 18 June 2013
- The Cambodia Daily
- Anti-corruption / Economy and commerce / Extractive Industries / Extractive industries policy and administration / Government / Industrial mining / International relations / Minerals and mineral products / Mining
- AFP / AFP spokesman Julie Hope / Australia Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade / Australian aid / Australian Embassy / Australian Embassy in Phnom Penh / Australian Federal Police / Australian mining companies / bauxite mines / BHP / BHP Biliton Vice President of Media relations Samantha Stevens / BHP Billiton / Bribery / Canberra / Chinese aid / Corruption / Freedom of Information laws / freedom of information request / Hun Sen / Lim Kean Hor / mines / mining / mining companies / mondolkiri / Mondolkiri Province / National Assembly / OECD / OECD report / Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development / oz minerals / Prime Minister Hun Sen / The Sydney Morning Herald / United States aid / US / US Securities Exchange Commission / Water Resources Minister Lim Kean Hor
The Australian Federal Police (AFP) said Monday they have taken the necessary steps to investigate claims that the world’s largest mining company, BHP Billiton, bribed officials in Cambodia and played down reports that it had mishandled one the country’s largest cases in corporate corruption. “The ...
The canes of wrath
- 10 May 2013
- Southeast Asia Globe
- Agricultural production / Agriculture and fishing / Crop products and commodities / Economic land concessions and plantations / Economy and commerce / Exports / Human rights / Judiciary and courts / Land / Land tenure and land titling / Law and judiciary / Public land lease / Social development / Sugar / Trade
- Agro-Business / agro-business firms / American Sugar Refinery Company / assault / Boycott Blood Sugar campaign / child labor / child labour / compensation / CPP / CPP Senator Ly Yong Phat / criminal activity / Dr Nirun Pitakwatchara / Dr Pung Chhiv Kek / EBA / economic land concession / education / ELC / ELC scheme / EU / EU in Cambodia ambassador Jean-Francois Cautain / Europe / European Parliament / European Union aid / Everything But Arms / Everything But Arms Agreement / Everything But Arms scheme / Everything But Arms Treaty / Exports / farming / forced evictions / Human Rights / human rights violations / illegal possession of land / ILO / International Labor Organisation / International Labour Organisation / Jean-Francois Cautain / Jones Day / Jones Day law firm / Kampong Speu / Kampong Speu Province / Khon Kaen Sugar Industry Public Company Limited / KKP / KKS / KKS industry / Koh Kong / Koh Kong Province / Koh Kong Sugar Industry / Koh Kong Sugar Plantation / KSL / labor / labour / land / Land grabs / Land rights / Land titles / Lawsuits / LICADHO / Licadho president Pung Chhiv Kek / livestock / London / Ly Yong Phat / National Human Rights Commission of Thailand / NGO Equitable Cambodia / NHRC / NHRC commissioner Dr Nirun Pitakwatchara / Nirun Pitakwatchara / Oddar Meanchey / Oddar Meanchey Province / OECD / Omlaing / Omlaing commune / Omlaing sugar plantation / Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development / Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises / PC Law Firm / Phnom Penh Sugar Company / Phnom Penh Sugar director Seng Nhak / Phnom Penh Sugar’s Omlaing plantation / plantation workers / Plantations / preferential trade scheme / protests / Pung Chhiv Kek / razed crops / Rees Broome law firm / Seng Nhak / shootings / subsistence farming / sugar / sugar exports / sugar industry / sugarcane / sugarcane plantations / Taiwan / Tate & Lyle / Tate & Lyle Sugars / Thailand / Thpong district / UK / UK’s High Court of Justice / UN / United Nations / United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights / US / US National Contact Point / Ve Wong Corporation / wages
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 ...
Police reopen OZ, Cochlear bribery cases
- 14 January 2013
- The Sydney Morning Herald
- Economy and commerce / Extractive Industries / Extractive industries policy and administration / Gold / Industrial mining / Investment / Minerals and mineral products / Mining
- anti-foreign-bribery laws / Australian aid / Australian Federal Police / Australian Securities and Investments Commission / Cochlear / Fairfax Media / gold mining / Ministry of Mines Industry and Energy / OECD / OECD anti-bribery convention / Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development / oz minerals / OZ Minerals' Cambodian goldmining operations / Shin Ha / The Cambodia Daily
THE Australian Federal Police will reopen corruption inquiries into major Australian companies OZ Minerals and Cochlear, after searing criticism that it was lax in its investigations. OZ Minerals will be targeted following discussions with the OECD about the AFP’s previous investigation of alleged foreign ...
Gillard talks trade in Cambodia
- 19 November 2012
- The Australian
- Economy and commerce / Exports / Imports / Investment / Trade
- Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) / Australia-New Zealand-ASEAN free trade agreement / Australian aid / Brunei / Burma / Cambodia / Chinese aid / customs duties / disaster / East Asia Summit / economic partnership / education / energy / finance / free-ranging forum / Health / Human Rights / Indian aid / Indonesia / Investment / Japanese aid / Japanese Prime Minister Yohishiko Noda / Laos / Malaysian aid / New Zealand / OECD / Peace Palace / Prime Minister Hun Sen / Prime Minister Julia Gillard / Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) / Russia / Singapore / South China Sea / South Korean aid / Thailand / The Philippines / trade barriers / U.S. President Barack Obama
PRIME Minister Julia Gillard is aiming for an ambitious trade agreement that not only covers ASEAN and its neighbours but leaves the door open for other entrants. Ms Gillard arrived in the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh on Monday for the East Asia Summit, which is set ...