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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

EU Won’t Investigate Land Concessions—for Now

The trade commissioner and foreign affairs representative of the European Union (E.U.) have turned down a request from 13 members of the European Parlia­ment that they immediately investigate Cambodia’s much criticized economic land concessions, but said they were monitoring the issue closely. In a March letter ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/eu-wont-investigate-land-concessions-for-now-25194/

Tate & Lyle Defends Sugar Plantation Deal In Koh Kong

A U.K. firm being sued by 200 Cambodian farmers over the loss of their land to two sugar plantations has defended its business dealings, claiming that the affected families were dealt with legally and were properly compensated for the loss of their properties. Local farmers ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/18834-18834/

Cambodian Activists Call for International Sugar Boycott

Human rights monitoring groups and Cambodian activists are calling for an international boycott of Tate & Lyle and Domino Sugar, who do business with sugar suppliers accused of participating in government-sanctioned land grabs and illegal evictions throughout rural Cambodia. According to the Cambodian League for the ...

http://www.corpwatch.org/article.php?id=15782

Koh Kong Land Dispute Case Delayed Again

The Koh Kong Provincial Court yesterday postponed the hearing of a controversial case against a Thai-owned sugar company that more than 200 families alleged had taken their land for the company’s sugar plantations, lawyers and village representatives said yesterday. Ny Sorphornneary, the lawyer for the families, ...

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