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A Hengfu sugarcane plantation in Preah Vihear province in July 2019 (VOD)

Plantations Skirted Laws to Amass Land, Driving Locals Into Debt

Sugar plantations in Preah Vihear have skirted land laws to amass territory, driving indigenous people into debt. Now, the EU is examining the land concessions, among other rights concerns, as it finalizes a decision on whether Cambodia will keep duty-free trade preferences.

Land dispute victims in Preah Sihanouk province gather in front of the provincial hall on December 9, 2019 to deliver a petition, a day ahead of a rejected rally for International Human Rights Day. (CCFC)

Sihanoukville Denies Communities’ Request to Rally on Human Rights Day

The Preah Sihanouk provincial administration rejected a request from land dispute communities to hold a rally in Sihanoukville to mark International Human Rights Day on Tuesday, with a spokesman explaining that the communities are already given three days a year to air their concerns.