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Global Witness Employee Kicked Out of Cambodia


A Global Witness employee was ordered to leave Cambodia as soon as he landed at the Phnom Penh International Airport Monday, according to police sources and sources close to Global Witness.

Cambodian authority did not give details as why the man was forced to leave Cambodia but police said four Global Witness employees are barred from entering Cambodia.

The names of the four foreigners are not revealed but the German man who was turned back to Thailand today was identified as Markoff.

Mac David of Global Witness in Phnom Penh declined to comment on the government's action. He said there will be comment later.

Several years ago, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen threatened to kick the environmental observer out of the country accusing it of reporting inacurrately on the environmental issues in Cambodia by hiring another watchdog group instead.

Global Witness continues to work in Cambodia because of the pressure of donor countries.

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