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Families to rejoin protests against sugar farms

Villagers in Koh Kong province left out of compensation deals that some of their neighbors are receiving for land lost to sugar plantations have gathered about 300 signatures on a petition demanding to be included in the payouts and hope to gather more before submitting ...

Khuon Narim
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/families-to-rejoin-protests-against-sugar-farms-77251/

Families to rejoin protests against sugar farms

Villagers in Koh Kong province left out of compensation deals that some of their neighbors are receiving for land lost to sugar plantations have gathered about 300 signatures on a petition demanding to be included in the payouts and hope to gather more before submitting ...

Khuon Narim
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/families-to-rejoin-protests-against-sugar-farms-77251/

Evictees sign payout deal they can’t read

Some of the families in a protracted land dispute with a pair of Thai-owned sugar plantations in Koh Kong province say they were pressured over the weekend into signing compensation deals with the firms they could not read, because they were written in Thai, and ...

Aun Pheap and Zsombor Peter
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/evictees-sign-payout-deal-they-cant-read-without-lawyers-70997/

Lawyer swap delays ‘blood sugar’ trial in UK

The 200 Cambodian families suing U.K. firm Tate & Lyle in London over sugar the company has bought from a pair of local plantations accused of stealing their land have switched lawyers, delaying the start of the trial, which was expected to start this month. ...

Zsombor Peter
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/lawyer-swap-delays-blood-sugar-trial-in-uk-69998/

Evictees reject latest offer from UK sugar firm

Representatives for the 200 Cambodian families suing U.K. sugar firm Tate & Lyle for allegedly profiting off of their stolen land say they have rejected the firm’s latest offer to settle the dispute and are looking forward to their first court date, set for October. The ...

Kuch Naren and Zsombor Peter
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/evictees-reject-latest-settlement-offer-from-uk-sugar-firm-60869/

Coca-Cola Company confirms audit of Cambodian suppliers

The Coca-Cola Company on Thursday confirmed that it has sent a team to Cambodia to assess long-running allegations of land grabbing and forced evictions at the sugar cane plantations that help sweeten the global drinks giant’s sodas. The team’s visit follows the company’s pledge in November ...

Zsombor Peter
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/coca-cola-company-confirms-audit-of-cambodian-suppliers-53328/

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/

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/

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/

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