Cambodia

Villagers occupy land in stand-off

More than 200 villagers in Svay Rieng province, Cambodia confronted by the police as they tried to occupy land at the centre of a long-running dispute. NK Venture special was granted permission to build a sugar plantation on the 670 hectares in 2010, but it has still done nothing with the land.

Sugar rush puts monster mill well ahead of target

Cambodia's biggest sugar mill owned by Rui Feng International Co Ltd. has produced half a million tonnes of refined white sugar despite facing accusations of land-grabbing and using its partner firms to circumvent restrictions on the maximum legal size of land a company can hold as an ELC.

CCFC Farmers member join LANDLESS DAY 29 March 2017

Large land concessions are detrimental to the livelihoods of rural communities, who have drawn little benefit from these concessions and have had no effective remedy or recourse when their rights are infringed or violated.

Victims put pressure on ANZ over the loss of their land

The ramifications of the land grab seven years ago, and the role of ANZ in financing the Phnom Penh Sugar (PPS) refinery, are still being felt today. Representative of victims are traveling to Melbourne to lobby ANZ's institutional investors for investigating their complaint against ANZ.

Sugar giant has sweet dreams

A colossal sugar mill in Preah Vihear province will roar to life again next week. Rui Feng (Cambodia) International’s sugar mill and refinery, Chinese-owned firm and its four sister companies collectively hold five separate ELC licences covering a total 40,000 hectares.

Aquaculture plan gets the nod

Cambodia has agreed for a China-based firm to invest $100 million in freshwater and seawater aquaculture projects to supply fish for local demand and export, beginning with a pilot zone to grow tilapia fish in 200 hectares of ponds before investing in 2,000 hectares.

More protests at Land Ministry

Representative from nearly 200 families protested at the Ministry of Land Management in Phnom Penh, demanding the ministry expedite a solution to their land disputes with three sugarcane plantation companies in Koh Kong province.

Hundreds ask for help in disputes

About 500 people representing thousands of families from by citizens from Kampong Speu, Koh Kong, Preah Vihear and Oddar Meanchey provinces affected by the development of sugarcane plantations requested intervention from Hun Sen.