Suon Bunsak, executive secretary of the Cambodian Human Rights Action Committee (CHRAC) holds the pocket version of Cambodia's constitutional law during a press conference on the “stop and consult” campaigning about the draft Law on Associations and Nongovernmental Organizations on Monday, May 4, 2015.
Phnom Penh Municipal Court this week continued hearings of a group of six political activists accused of inciting violence in a demonstration in July 2014.
Diplomats, including the US ambassador, have called on the government to make the draft public and to have more discussion before it is finalized.
About 700 people gathered in Siem Reap town to deliver a petition to the provincial government office, but they encountered about 100 police, who blocked them from entering the building.
The law should not impose excessive burdens on NGOs or “arbitrary elements” for registration, Silvio Gonzato, EU's top diplomat for human rights and democracy, told reporters Friday.
The draft law, which has been leaked but never publicly released, would give the government tight control of NGOs.
Critics worry laws to curb cyber-crime and govern telecommunications will clamp down on few opportunities for free speech.
Government officials say they are moving forward with a law to regulate the NGO sector, despite widespread fears such legislation could be used to punish dissent.
After canceling visit, Pyongyang announces it is capable of miniaturizing nuclear bomb to fit on missile.
The government continues to prepare a law on cyber-crimes and a law on telecommunications, but critics worry these will clamp down on one of the few places for true free speech in the country.
Cambodian immigration officials are awaiting the final go-ahead to permit four refugees from the Pacific Island of Nauru to move to Cambodia.
Susan Markham, is USAID’s senior coordinator for gender equality and women’s empowerment. She spoke to VOA Khmer at the US Embassy.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed alarm that 'some countries may be refusing entry to boats carrying refugees and migrants'
Opposition leader Sam Raisny met with US officials and party supporters around Washington, DC, this week, to explain his ongoing negotiations with the ruling Cambodian People’s Party
A new photo exhibit in Phnom Penh documents the stories of abuse faced by migrant workers abroad.
In the worst cases, workers find themselves in terribly abusive situations, which can lead them to be disabled or mentally ill for life, he said.
There were 59 in all, officials said later. Some 300 fishermen have been rescued from indentured service in recent months.
Mu Sochua had led a number of non-violent demonstrations during the political deadlock that followed 2013 elections.
In a statement Thursday, Adhoc said the two companies had failed to fulfill their promises to job seekers.
Some NGO workers say recently proposed law is designed to stop land rights demonstrations, and may slow economic development