Cambodia

Cambodia urged to rethink Chinese ties, land policies to recover from pandemic

People's Coalition on Food Sovereignty, GRAIN, and Ponlok Khmer urged the government of Cambodia to return disputed land from Chinese company Hengfu Group Sugar Industry to the Khmer and Indigenous Kuy communities. The groups expressed solidarity with the Indigenous Kuy people who continue to assert their legitimate land rights even amid the global health crisis.

Vietnamese agribusiness giant HAGL destroys indigenous lands

The agribusiness company, Hoang Anh Gia Lai (HAGL), pledged to World Bank in 2015 to return land within its rubber concessions to local communities. But as residents have sheltered at home due to COVID-19, the company has cleared much of the land.

Poor families claim land concession sold to others

A group of 160 poor families from the Bunong indigenous community in Mondulkiri province, Cambodia have filed a complaint against their representative, accusing him of selling land earmarked for them as part of a social land concession. The 160 families were entitled to 2,400ha to be divided between them but as of now, most of the poor families had not received their plots.