Cambodia

Sugar company worn out by empty promises

Some 100 farmers who have spent the past 11 days sleeping on land to guard it from bulldozers in Preah Vihear province, Cambodia are exhausted by empty promises from the government to solve their problem.

EU pressure effective?

In recent years, communities displaced by sugar plantations have attempted to reclaim their land by targeting the plantations’ investors and buyers overseas, but a study published last week in the peer-reviewed Journal of Civil Society suggests such efforts may disappoint.