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Thursday
Mar282013

Global Contagion Report: BHP Billiton

Country: Cambodia

Company Involved: BHP Billiton

Industry: Basic Materials

Industry Subsector: General Mining

Official Involved: Hun Sen, Cambodian prime minister

Enforcement Action: Investigation

Summary: According to Australian media, recently released diplomatic cables reveal Hun Sen's close involvement in 2006 negotiations with BHP executives that led to the company being granted bauxite exploration rights over "a huge area of land." BHP stopped all activity in Cambodia after NGO reports alleged the company had paid $3.5 million to Cambodian officials.

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