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EU delegates briefed on sugar land disputes

Author: Pech Sotheary, Khmer Times , Published on: 16 July 2018

12 July 2018

High-ranking ministerial officials met with a European Union delegation...to discuss the issue of displaced peoples locked in land disputes with several sugar companies across the country.

The EU delegation is currently...on a fact-finding mission...over the number of people displaced by Economic Land Concessions...to review the human rights situation in Cambodia before making a decision on its access to the Everything-but-arms scheme.

...[T]he meeting evaluated land disputes involving thousands of families in Koh Kong, Preah Vihear and Oddar Meanchey provinces.

...ELCs have been granted to several sugar companies such as the Koh Kong Plantation, Koh Kong Sugar Industry, Phnom Penh Sugar, Kampong Speu Sugar, Rui Feng, Lan Feng, Heng You and Heng Nong.

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