Saturday, 4 April 2009
Monday, 28 April 2008
"No one can agree what impact the foreign land sales will have on the Cambodian economy because so little information is made public.
"CPP parliamentarians and cabinet are remote and dismissive of their people. They are not required to report on their interests or assets, making it impossible to deduce how much Hun Sen and his cabinet have personally benefited"
"Hun Sen and his ruling Cambodian People's Party (CPP) have,put the country up for sale. Crucially, they permit investors to form 100% foreign-owned companies in Cambodia that can buy land and real estate outright - or at least on 99-year plus 99-year leases."
"No other country in the world countenances such a deal. Even in Thailand and Vietnam, where similar land speculation and profiteering are under way, foreigners can be only minority shareholders."
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Tuesday, 12 February 2008
the house. I saw them walking away with him, beating him. Then he was tied
up and put on the truck.”
“Before, he went fishing and farming. Now who can I rely on? Since he was
arrested, I have not managed to earn anything. My house was completely burnt
Villager forcibly evicted from Mittapheap 4 village, Sihanoukville, on 20 April 2007
"Although there have been some positive recent signs, including repeated calls by
Prime Minister Hun Sen for an end to land-grabbing and sporadic action against
people involved in land theft, the Cambodian government has not demonstrated
political will to ensure an end to forced evictions or the factors leading to them.
Instead government representatives are seen to be involved in or standing by as the
law is applied arbitrarily or by-passed altogether, in ways that grant impunity to those
in political or economic power for arbitrarily expropriating land from marginalized
people living in poverty.
As long as this pattern is allowed to go on, hundreds of thousands of Cambodians live
under threat of being forcibly evicted – in Phnom Penh, Sihanoukville and urban
centres, but increasingly also in rural areas."
- From the Amnesty Report (Click Here to download a copy)
Saturday, 5 January 2008
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Green rectangles indicate concessions acknowledged by the Government of Laos. (For the Government's own map, click here; the Law: Lao Mining Law of 1997).
Lao-China Oriental Minerals Development Co Ltd, Lane Xang Development, Chaleunxokxay Construction, South Asia Economic & Technical, Lao Service Incorporation, CEIEC & CEIECSC, Lao Aluminum Industry, Viet Phuong, XJ International, Quanbinh Industrial Trading SR, Chongya Exi, Santi Trading Ltd., Phonepaseuth, Sinlong Ltd., Savane Gypsum, Aries Mining Ltd., Lane Xang Mineral, Sengchan Mining, Enterprise Gypsum, VINA Chem, Viet-Lao Corporation, Xaylatana Kosag, Yunnan Machinery Import & Export Co. Ltd., Tienchingchongchi Ltd., Mining Development Company Ltd., Lanxang Development Corporation, Magnum Fertilizers Company, Lao-China Gold Mining Industry, Khamkeut Mining.
Monday, 22 October 2007
According to their website they are here:
#50A, Street 334, Sangkat Boeng Keng Kang 1,
Khan Chamkar Mon, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Tel: 855 23 993 248
Fax: 855 23 993 2480
A quiet house in Phnom Penh with little sign of life, according to an AMC reader.
845 UN Plaza, New York, NY 10017, USA
Tel: 1-800 747 9155
Fax: 1-212 223 4660
Bon Bon's website reveals little: some of the text has been cribbed from other sites, and some their projects appear to be fake. Yet the photographs are instructive, showing Bon Bon World staff in meetings with a series of Cambodian officials and prominent Cambodian People's Party leadership.
AltMapCambodia now reveals internal Bon World documents (large PDF) showing the location of concessions apparently negotiated between Bon Bon World and the Kingdom of Cambodia.
Know more? Contact AMC (firstname.lastname@example.org).
AltMapCambodia publishes a Khmer language map of agricultural and Mineral Concessions in Cambodia as of July 2007 (if links do not work please click on the maps).
More maps from AltMapCambodia:
The Ministry of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries website on Economic Land Concessions has some useful information including limited Company Profiles
Have questions: you can contact them here.
The UN Special Representative of the Secretary General for Human Rights report on Economic Land Concessions is available here.
Some recent links related to concessions:
(thanks to an AMC reader)
Sunday, 21 October 2007
Photographs from KPIG’s Proposal (large PDF)
Investment and feasibility studies (One) and (Two)
Draw your own conclusions.