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Communities in long-running land dispute with a sugarcane company in Kampong Speu province asked the Ministry of Land Management to expedite the settlement

Nearly 100 people have land dispute with Ly Yong Phat sugar plantation in Kampong Speu province gather in front of the Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction on the morning of January 26, 2023 to request this ministry to expedite the demolition procedure ...

Khut Chariya
https://www.postkhmer.com/national/2023-01-26-1931-246327.html

New Koh Kong commune chief says cannot help sugarcane disputants

A new ruling-party commune chief in Koh Kong province has refused to accept a petition from village residents asking for a resolution to their dispute against Senator Ly Yong Phat. ...

Khut Sokun
https://vodenglish.news/new-koh-kong-commune-chief-says-cannot-help-sugarcane-disputants/

Koh Kong land protester sentenced to jail, but not detained

A Koh Kong resident in dispute with a sugar plantation was sentenced to a year in prison on Wednesday for malicious denunciation, but remains free for now with no arrest warrant issued by the court.​​ ...

Khut Sokun
https://vodenglish.news/koh-kong-land-protester-sentenced-to-jail-but-not-detained/

Court rebuffs Koh Kong families seeking to reclaim land

The Court of Appeal on Tuesday rejected the request of five families from Koh Kong province to nullify the deals they made seven years ago to give up their land to a local sugarcane plantation on the grounds that they were coerced. ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/court-rebuffs-koh-kong-families-seeking-to-reclaim-land-127541/

Government threatens land rights protesters with legal action

The Commerce Ministry has threatened to take unspecified legal “measures” against anyone joining a protest against a sugarcane plantation who does not have a personal claim in the dispute.​   ...

Khuon Narim
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/government-threatens-land-rights-protesters-with-legal-action-127079/

Sugar company axes child labour

Rulling party Senator Ly Yong Phat’s Phnom Penh Sugar Company announced yesterday that it had amended its hiring policy to forbid contractors from employing children, while at the same time, opposition parliamentarian Mu Sochua made public her plans to visit the company to investigate its ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013011560790/National/sugar-company-axes-child-labour.html

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