Cambodia

Agro-processing SEZ moves closer to reality

A Chinese firm that plans to invest $2 billion into developing Cambodia’s first special economic zone (SEZ) dedicated solely to agricultural processing and storage has signed on a new partner to jumpstart the stalled project.

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.