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16 Jul 2014

Kuch Naren & Zsombor Peter, Cambodia Daily

Cambodia: Tate & Lyle Sugar’s offer of new land & money reportedly rejected by villagers; UK lawsuit set to proceed

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“Evictees Reject Latest Offer From UK Sugar Firm”, 10 June 2014

Representatives for the 200 Cambodian families suing U.K. sugar firm Tate & Lyle for allegedly profiting off of their stolen land say they have rejected the firm’s latest offer to settle the dispute and are looking forward to their first court date, set for October. The families are among the more than 400 who accuse a pair of majority-Thai-owned sugar plantations in Koh Kong province of illegally seizing their farms starting in 2006...A source familiar with the negotiations…said Khon Kaen had offered the families replacement farms on a different part of their land equal to what the families lost, a figure the families put at 1,364 hectares...Tate & Lyle has denied any responsibility for the allegations the families have leveled against the plantations…

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Cambodia: Villagers reject Tate & Lyle Sugar’s latest offer to settle UK lawsuit; company resigns from Bonsucro due to same lawsuit

Koh Kong sugar plantation lawsuits (re Cambodia)