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Rubber boom fuels land grabs in Southeast Asia

Vietnamese rubber firms bankrolled by an arm of the World Bank and Germany’s Deutsche Bank are driving a land-grabbing crisis in Southeast Asia, activists said on Monday.

Monday, 13 May, 2013, 9:01pm

Diamond ventures fuel rights risks, NGO says

A British non-governmental organisation has voiced concerns about ventures between Zimbabwean state diamond firms with a Chinese state-owned enterprise and a Hong Kong company. Global Witness says the ventures fuel risks of corruption and violence in the troubled African state.

14 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Corrections & clarifications

The report 'Cambodia 'risks squandering oil and gas wealth',' on page A8 yesterday stated, wrongly, that non-governmental organisation Global Witness was urging fresh action from the British government and international donors to force better management of Cambodia's petroleum and mineral wealth. In fact, Global Witness is urging fresh action from the Cambodian government.

6 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Hun Sen's friends and family outed in illegal logging expose

Cambodia's biggest illicit timber firm linked to prime minister

Cambodia's most powerful illegal logging operation is run by relatives and friends of Prime Minister Hun Sen, says a new study.

2 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Prosecutors wrap up war crimes case

Dutch merchant accused of supplying arms via Hong Kong to former Liberian leader Charles Taylor

Prosecutors last week presented their final arguments against a suspected international war criminal, alleging he supplied arms via Hong Kong to the regime of former Liberian president Charles Taylor and militias hired to protect his lumber business.

14 May 2006 - 12:00am