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Bunong group attends French court hearing over land dispute

Nine representatives of the Bunong indigenous communities in Mondulkiri province who claimed to have fallen victim to a development project by French firm Socfin-KCD appeared for questioning at the Tribunal of Nanterre in France on Tuesday. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/bunong-group-attends-french-court-hearing-over-land-dispute

Socfin Cambodia announces success of 2018 CSR initiatives

Socfin Cambodia, a leader in the development and management of rubber plantations in the Kingdom, announced its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) accomplishments in a press release issued on Monday. ...

Post Staff
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/socfin-cambodia-announces-success-2018-csr-initiatives

Ethnic group ‘disappointed’ to be denied French visas to attend court

Eleven people at the centre of a case involving seven indigenous Bunong villages in Mondulkiri province pursuing legal action in France have expressed disappointment after the French embassy in Phnom Penh denied their visa applications to attend court. A press release said the 11 included ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ethnic-group-disappointed-be-denied-french-visas-attend-court

Mondulkiri land sit-down ‘fruitful’

French owned plantation firm Socfin has restarted talks with indigenous villagers affected by its plantations in Mondulkiri province, with the UN saying the process could be replicated across a region dominated by agro-industrial firms. ...

Daniel Pye and Phak Seangly
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/mondulkiri-land-sit-down-fruitful

Plantation workers end strike with little gain

Nearly 200 rubber plantation workers in Mondolkiri province on Thursday ended a three-day strike over wages and working conditions, despite not having resolved their concerns with Socfin KCD, the controversial French firm that owns the plantation. ...

Aun Pheap
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/plantation-workers-end-strike-with-little-gain-79692/

UN representative hears minorities’ complaints

The U.N.’s human rights representative in Cambodia visited ethnic Bunong villagers in Mondolkiri province this week, days after local authorities prevented hundreds of them from marching to mark International Day of the World’s Indigenous People. Wan-Hea Lee met with villagers in Pech Chreada district’s Bosra commune ...

Aun Pheap and George Wright
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/un-representative-hears-minorities-complaints-66362/

Mondolkiri Minority Villagers Divided Over Land Titles

Ethnic Bunong villagers in Mondolkiri province’s Pech Chreada district are bitterly divided over how best to protect their ancestral land amid efforts by authorities to map it in preparation for property titles. Bosra commune chief Yoeth Sarin said that since student volunteers-deployed across the country as ...

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