Lao authorities have released a villager held since 2017 for protesting the loss of land awarded by the government to a Vietnamese rubber company, but 11 others remain in detention, with another reported to have died in custody last year.
A civil society organization in Laos has called on the government to proceed with its case against ten villagers jailed for more than a year over a land dispute in a transparent manner and demanded an update on their health conditions in prison.
Lao villagers being refused compensation by Vietnam-owned rubber company, which says the land belongs not to the villagers but to the state. The villagers signed agreement on 2009 to leased their land under promise they'll secured work and profit sharing with the company, but haven't received anything until now.
Companies acquired concessions amounting to the size of a small European country, while rural residents of Southeast Asia’s Mekong region saw their landholdings shrink or disappear over the past two decades
The Weekly Times has compiled a list of more than 900 properties, and their owners, who range from family farms to domestic and international corporate and investment institutions. The result? The big are getting bigger.
Le Cambodge souhaite que les entreprises vietnamiennes spécialisées dans la production de noix de cajou viennent investir au Cambodge dans la culture d’anacardiers sur ses terres agricoles appropriées au développement de cet arbre.