Two Thai sugar companies have turned down a request to meet with NGOs and community representatives who accuse them of having illegally and sometimes violently forced hundreds of families off of their land in Cambodia. Mitr Phol Sugar and Khon Kaen Sugar are both facing complaints filed with Thailandís National Human Rights Commission that their plantations in Oddar Meanchey and Koh Kong provinces, respectively, have forced hundreds of families off their land. Representatives from the two communities and the NGOs helping them are in Thailand this week to re-release a report on their allegations against the firms and
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