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More than 70 farmers accept sugar compensation, but 102 refuse

A long-running land dispute between 175 Koh Kong farmers and two sugarcane firms accused of stealing their land came a step closer to conclusion on Thursday after 73 of the farming families accepted compensation, a government official said.   ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/more-than-70-farmers-accept-sugar-compensation-but-102-refuse-127005/

The canes of wrath

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 ...

http://sea-globe.com/sugar-cambodia/

Two More Families Drop Sugar Suit for Cash Payout

CPP Senator and business tycoon Ly Yong Phat has convinced to more families in Koh Kong province to take a cash payout in exchange for dropping out of a lawsuit involving two local sugarcane plantations he once co-owned, official said. More that 200 families in Sre ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

Families Call for Boycott of Senator's 'Blood Sugar'

After years of futile protests demanding their land back, villagers forcibly evicted by sugarcane plantations connected to CPP Senator Ly Yong Phat launched a boycott campaign yesterday targeting the international firms that sell his sugar. Thousands of families accuse the senator’s plantations of forcing them off ...

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