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Mr. Kem Sokha Meets BBG Blanquita Cullum

Cambodia Center for Human Rights' (CCHR) director Kem Sokha Thursday met with Broadcast Board of Governor (BBG) member Ms. Blanquita Walsh Cullum at VOA.

He urges VOA to expand broadcasting time of the Khmer Service in Ms. Cullum's presence saying VOA is the Cambodian people's trust.

In an unofficial meeting at the VOA Khmer Service, Mr. Kem and Mr. Pa Nguon Teang, director of CCHR's the Voice of Democracy radio station, say that VOA should extend its Khmer Service broadcasting time.

In response to their request, Ms. Blanquita Cullum told BBG's special projects officer present during their meeting to prepare documents and reports for her about this request.

Mr. Kem Sokha and Mr. Pa Nguon Teang are on a two-week visit to the U.S. to discuss with some U.S. leaders about their concerns about the human rights situation in Cambodia.

In this unofficial meeting with Mr. Kem and Mr. Pa, Ms. Cullum praises them for their courage and their dedication in being imprisoned together.

She makes this comment while looking at some pictures taken after being released from Prey Sar prison.

Mr. Kem was accused of displaying a banner during the International Human Rights Day celebration, accusing the government of ceding land to Vietnam.

VOA Khmer Service began its broadcast in Khmer in 1955, delivering news all over the world to millions of its listeners in and outside Cambodia.