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22 July 2014

Cambodia: Erdos Hongjun Investment pulls out of Boeung Kak project – a planned development in Phnom Penh that has evicted thousands

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8 May 2014

‘Burst’ of Land Disputes Sees Dozens of Cambodians Charged: Rights Group

Author: Joshua Lipes, Radio Free Asia

…Following a “burst” of new land disputes, 48 people were charged for their alleged roles in land disputes in the first quarter of 2014 alone and 12 among them were detained, compared to 100 people charged and 20 detained last year…Those affected by...

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23 February 2014

Dispute Over Dam Tests New Myanmar

Author: Shibani Mahtani, Wall Street Journal

…[T]he debate surrounding the [Myitsone] dam's future has grown loud. Residents and activists concerned about the project's impact on the environment are fighting to permanently shut it down, while the dam's Chinese developers are pushing to restart...

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10 February 2014

Not going without a fight [Cambodia]

Author: May Titthara & David Boyle, Phnom Penh Post (Cambodia)

...The company, Union Development Group, wants...more than 1,000 other families to quietly move to relocation villages far back from the ocean. Rights group Adhoc says...45...houses in Botum Sakor district were burned to the ground in the latest round...

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Company non-response
10 February 2014

Union Development Group did not respond to: Union Development Group re evictions for resort project in Cambodia

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22 January 2014

[video] Lao Farmers Confront Police Over Land Grab

Author: Radio Free Asia

A citizen video shows a rare confrontation between authorities and villagers in Bokeo Province in Northern Laos. The villagers gathered to block construction workers from digging up their rice fields to build an airport. They say they have not received...

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15 November 2013

69 Political Prisoners Freed, Includes Naw Ohn Hla

Author: S'Phan Shaung, Karen News (Myanmar)

[Myanmar President] U Thein Sein…granted amnesty to 69 political prisoners, including Naw Ohn Hla…who was…[sentenced to two years in prison] because of her involvement in leading protests against the Letpadaung Copper Mining Project, a Chinese copper...

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Company non-response
22 October 2013

Wanbao Mining did not respond to: Villagers opposed to Letpadaung mine reportedly fear harsh govt. crackdown against those who refuse compensation.

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23 August 2013

‘The Momentum Is Still Good’ [Myanmar]

Author: Kyaw Zwa Moe, Saw Yan Naing, Irrawaddy (Thailand)

…After the suspension of the Chinese-backed Myitsone hydropower dam project…Beijing was forced to re-evaluate its approach to dealing with Burma…Providing arms and other support to Burma’s generals to win access to resources and other strategically...

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7 August 2013

Further to our 26 Jun Update: Chinese National Petroleum Corporation responds to alleged human rights impacts of Shwe natural gas & Myanmar-China oil transport projects.

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