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The government released preliminary results from Cambodia’s first ever agriculture census Wednesday, hoping the flood of new, reliable figures will help planners boost the country’s critical agriculture sector, grow the economy and cut poverty.

August 21, 2014

CPP Senator Ly Yong Phat on Monday denied long-running claims, reportedly repeated by a local NGO last week, that he has any interest in sugarcane plantations in Koh Kong and Oddar Meanchey provinces, which are accused of stealing land from local farms and other rights abuses.

August 20, 2014

Out-of-town groups who come to Phnom Penh to protest against alleged land grabbing and lobby the national government for help have a new place to spend their nights.

August 19, 2014

Anti-eviction activists from Phnom Penh’s Boeng Kak neighborhood Monday protested in front of the local office of the Singapore-based HLH Group against its plans to buy land on a piece of Phnom Penh real estate from which some 3,000 families have been forcibly evicted.

August 19, 2014

Phnom Penh security forces on Sunday blocked activists from riding their bicycles around the city to promote their campaign against the pending construction of a hydropower dam in Koh Kong province, claiming the organizers failed to ask City Hall for permission.

August 18, 2014

Thai police will visit Cambodia to meet four children here possibly fathered by a Japanese man suspected of running a baby-trafficking operation using surrogate mothers in Bangkok, according to Thai media.

August 18, 2014

About 100 villagers who lost land to a sugarcane plantation, which was until recently financed by ANZ Royal Bank, traveled to Phnom Penh to protest in front of the bank’s headquarters Thursday, but failed to convince the bank to help them.

August 15, 2014

The National Human Rights Commission of Thailand on Wednesday corroborated claims that a Thai sugar company that supplied Coca-Cola has illegally taken land off of villagers in Oddar Meanchey province and violated their human rights, more than a year after the communities filed their complaint with the commission.

August 14, 2014

The Asian Development Bank this week announced a $118 million aid package for Cambodia to pave more than 700 km of road around the country to help spur the economy and make it easier for rural communities to access services.

August 13, 2014

Phnom Penh families who face losing a part of their land to a railway rehabilitation project being funded primarily by the Asian Development Bank protested in front of the bank’s country headquarters Monday over what they say has been a lack of transparency about their fate.

August 12, 2014
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