Activists are crying after court of appeals has denied bail to 21 detained labor protesters, file photo.
The draft law, which was leaked to the public recently, imposes major fines and jail time for vague offenses and has many online users concerned.
Rong Chhun, head of the Cambodian Confederation of Unions, is making a trip through the US, seeking support to help free 21 labor activists who have been in jail since deadly crackdowns on demonstrations in January.
Rong Chhun told VOA Khmer Tuesday the US is a major market for garments produced in Cambodia and a major donor to Cambodia.
Seven families in at the site, in Boeung Kak 1 commune, Tuol Kork district, are embroiled in a land dispute with the Khun Sear Import & Export Company.
More than half a million people have been affected by land disputes over the last 14 years, according to a report by the rights group Licadho.
Two decades have passed since hundreds of thousands of people were killed in the Rwanda genocide, and Western powers were accused of standing by and allowing it to happen.
In 17 years, Cambodian authorities have failed to find a single suspect in a grenade attack on an opposition rally that killed 16 people and wounded more than 100 others.
The ministry has refused to grant Beehive permission to expand its radio network or to add a television station to its operations.
Two were subsequently released, but the other 21 have remained in jail, despite public and international condemnation.
The Court of Appeals on Monday denied the release of 21 labor activists who have been detained since brutal demonstration crackdowns in January.
Critics say the 21 are being held without bail as a tactic to intimidate other would-be protesters.
In southern Thailand, some 200 unidentified Muslim migrants seeking resettlement in Turkey are being held by Thai authorities.
Phnom Penh Municipal Court says it will open a case filed by ousted residents of a Phnom Penh community within the next three weeks. But residents of the Borei Keila neighborhood say they have little faith the court.
Sugar plantations along the coast have been linked to land disputes, forced eviction and violence, making them potentially ineligible for preferential trade deals with Europe.
In a new report, the ILO says 30 of those factories showed signs of compliance improvement in 21 categories from December 2013 to February 2014.
Thai immigration officers said they would press charges against the group for illegal entry to Thailand and call for their deportation.
NGOs working in democracy, human rights and transparency all say they face a lack of cooperation from Cambodian authorities, especially in the provinces, a new report finds.
Workers have continued to call for a raise in the minimum wage, to $160 per month, and for the release of 21 people arrested in the Jan. 2 and Jan. 3 crackdowns.
In its annual rights report, the State Department said Cambodia’s rights problems have become more politicized, following flawed elections last year.