Cambodians increasingly know
their rights since 1993, according to Yeng Virak, Executive Director of Community Legal Education
“What makes us proud is that
villagers can now argue and debate laws with law enforcement officers,” Yeng
Virak said, as a guest on "Hello VOA."
People sometimes know and
understand the law better than the officials, he said.
“This is exactly what we want
people to know in a democratic society," he said. "Sometimes law enforcement officials
just tell people that they are only enforcing the existing laws, without
telling people what kind of laws. But when people know the laws, the officers