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20 Jun 2016

Cambodia: Phnom Penh Sugar compensates Kampong Speu villagers for displacement from sugar plantation; many claim intimidation & coercion

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A Phnom Penh Sugar representative reported in May 2016 that the company has offered compensation packages from $500 to $10,000 to families in their Kampong Speu land concession. Community members and NGOs have alleged forced eviction and other abuses in the land since the granting of the concession in 2010.

A number of NGOs and community members are claiming that the compensation packages were inadequate, and have accused the company of coercion, intimidation and the co-option of community and NGO leaders. Statements from community and NGO members, as well as the company are provided in the reports below.