Cambodia

ANZ bank issued rare rebuke by Australian oversight body

ANZ Banking Group violated its own policies and international human rights standards by providing 40 million $ loan to a Cambodian sugar company that seized land from local farmers, according to a statement released by Australian government body that monitors corporate behavior overs.

Phnong petition over Mondulkiri land

One hundred Phnong ethnic people in Mondulkiri province’s Busra commune, in Ccambodia, have thumbprinted a petition to reject Thieng Try Company’s request for an economic land concession to grow coffee in the area.

Organisations back Kuoy land claims

Two organisations expressed concern over land in Preah Vihear province, Cambodia after Hengfu, sugar company based in China, in 2011 and 2016 granted Economic Land Concessions of more than 42,000 hecatres by the Cambodian government.

Chinese firm’s investment in banana farm approved

Cambodian government yesterday gave green light to a Chinese-owned firm, Longmate Agriculture Co Ltd, to invest in a banana plantation in Kampot province. Three plantatios cover 5,000 hectares of land that can produce up to 14,000 tonnes of bananas according to Cambodia General Director of Agriculture.

NGOs called to verify data on Koh Kong land dispute

Cambodia provincial government on Tuesday called on civil society organisations to help verify data involving land dispute between villagers in Koh Kong province and a Chinese company. The land in question is in the midst of a dispute with Union Development Group (UDG).