Cambodia: Families suffer debt, lost businesses, & can no longer farm as land dispute drags on; call for quicker resolution

Author: Pech Sotheary, Khmer Times, Published on: 10 December 2017

"Land dispute protest drags on", 8 December 2017

Representatives of 175 families in Koh Kong province gathered once again in front of the Ministry of Land Management…to ask for a quicker resolution to a decade-long land dispute.

Land Management Minister Chea Sophara announced the creation of a working group to solve the dispute at the end of August 2017. …Since then the resolution process has stalled, residents claim.

The residents have been involved in a land dispute with three sugar companies, Koh Kong Sugar Industry, Koh Kong Plantation, and Heng Huy Company.

“The ministry did an incomplete job solving this problem. For us this means debt, losing our businesses, being unable to farm,” Ms Nherng said.

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Note: Koh Kong Sugar's contract can be viewed at openlandcontracts.org

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Related companies: Heng Huy Development Koh Kong Sugar Industry Co., Ltd. & Koh Kong Plantation Co.,Ltd.