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Foreign Minister Defends Cambodia’s Rights Record

Foreign Minister Defends Cambodia’s Rights Record
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Shortly after a speech in New York by US President Barack Obama, in which he applauded the efforts of human rights defenders, Cambodian Foreign Minister Hor Namhong says the country is making progress. Obama acknowledged the work of two Cambodian rights activist during a speech a the Clinton Global Initiative’s annual meeting last week, including the slain forestry activist Chut Wutty. In an interview with VOA Khmer in New York Saturday, Hor Namhong said the government does investigate such crimes and that it is not uncommon, anywhere, for some crimes to go unsolved. (Sok Khemara, New York)