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U.S. Congressmen Hear Testimony on Cambodia, Discuss Options for Further Sanctions

The U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific held a public hearing titled “Cambodia's Descent: Policies to Support Democracy and Human Rights” on Tuesday December 12, 2017 at the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington DC. Giving testimony were Ms. Olivia Enos, policy analyst at The Heritage Foundation; Ms. Monovithya Kem, CNRP's deputy director general of public affairs; and Mr. Kenneth Wollack, president of National Democratic Institute.
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Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific of the U.S. House of Representatives launched an open hearing on “Cambodia's Descent: Policies to Support Democracy and Human Rights” on Tuesday December 12, 2017 at the Rayburn House Office Building. (Sreng Leakhena/VOA Khmer) 
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Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific of the U.S. House of Representatives launched an open hearing on “Cambodia's Descent: Policies to Support Democracy and Human Rights” on Tuesday December 12, 2017 at the Rayburn House Office Building. (Sreng Leakhena/VOA Khmer) 

Ms. Monovithya Kem, CNRP's deputy director general of public affairs, testified at the open hearing on “Cambodia's Descent: Policies to Support Democracy and Human Rights” on Tuesday December 12, 2017 at the Rayburn House Office Building. (Sreng Leakhena/VOA Khmer)
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Ms. Monovithya Kem, CNRP's deputy director general of public affairs, testified at the open hearing on “Cambodia's Descent: Policies to Support Democracy and Human Rights” on Tuesday December 12, 2017 at the Rayburn House Office Building. (Sreng Leakhena/VOA Khmer)

Congressman Ed Royce, chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee (R- CA), spoke at the open hearing on “Cambodia's Descent: Policies to Support Democracy and Human Rights” on Tuesday December 12, 2017 at the Rayburn House Office Building. (Sreng Leakhena/VOA Khmer) 
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Congressman Ed Royce, chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee (R- CA), spoke at the open hearing on “Cambodia's Descent: Policies to Support Democracy and Human Rights” on Tuesday December 12, 2017 at the Rayburn House Office Building. (Sreng Leakhena/VOA Khmer) 

About 30 Cambodian-American participants attended the open hearing on “Cambodia's Descent: Policies to Support Democracy and Human Rights” on Tuesday December 12, 2017 at the Rayburn House Office Building. (Sreng Leakhena/VOA Khmer) 
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About 30 Cambodian-American participants attended the open hearing on “Cambodia's Descent: Policies to Support Democracy and Human Rights” on Tuesday December 12, 2017 at the Rayburn House Office Building. (Sreng Leakhena/VOA Khmer) 

Congressman Alan Lowenthal (D-CA), chairman of the Cambodian caucus in the US House of Representatives, spoke at the open hearing on “Cambodia's Descent: Policies to Support Democracy and Human Rights” on Tuesday December 12, 2017 at the Rayburn House Office Building. (Sreng Leakhena/VOA Khmer) 
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Congressman Alan Lowenthal (D-CA), chairman of the Cambodian caucus in the US House of Representatives, spoke at the open hearing on “Cambodia's Descent: Policies to Support Democracy and Human Rights” on Tuesday December 12, 2017 at the Rayburn House Office Building. (Sreng Leakhena/VOA Khmer) 

Congressman Bradley Sherman (D- CA) spoke at the open hearing on “Cambodia's Descent: Policies to Support Democracy and Human Rights” on Tuesday December 12, 2017 at the Rayburn House Office Building. (Sreng Leakhena/VOA Khmer) 
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Congressman Bradley Sherman (D- CA) spoke at the open hearing on “Cambodia's Descent: Policies to Support Democracy and Human Rights” on Tuesday December 12, 2017 at the Rayburn House Office Building. (Sreng Leakhena/VOA Khmer) 

Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific of the U.S. House of Representatives launched an open hearing on “Cambodia's Descent: Policies to Support Democracy and Human Rights” on Tuesday December 12, 2017 at the Rayburn House Office Building. (Sreng Leakhena/VOA Khmer) 
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Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific of the U.S. House of Representatives launched an open hearing on “Cambodia's Descent: Policies to Support Democracy and Human Rights” on Tuesday December 12, 2017 at the Rayburn House Office Building. (Sreng Leakhena/VOA Khmer) 

Ms. Monovithya Kem, CNRP's deputy director general of public affairs, testified at the open hearing on “Cambodia's Descent: Policies to Support Democracy and Human Rights” on Tuesday December 12, 2017 at the Rayburn House Office Building. (Sreng Leakhena/VOA Khmer)
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Ms. Monovithya Kem, CNRP's deputy director general of public affairs, testified at the open hearing on “Cambodia's Descent: Policies to Support Democracy and Human Rights” on Tuesday December 12, 2017 at the Rayburn House Office Building. (Sreng Leakhena/VOA Khmer)

Ms. Olivia Enos, policy analyst at The Heritage Foundation, Ms. Monovithya Kem, CNRP's deputy director general of public affairs, and Mr. Kenneth Wollack, president of National Democratic Institute​ attended the open hearing on “Cambodia's Descent: Policies to Support Democracy and Human Rights” on Tuesday December 12, 2017 at the Rayburn House Office Building. (Sreng Leakhena/VOA Khmer)
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Ms. Olivia Enos, policy analyst at The Heritage Foundation, Ms. Monovithya Kem, CNRP's deputy director general of public affairs, and Mr. Kenneth Wollack, president of National Democratic Institute​ attended the open hearing on “Cambodia's Descent: Policies to Support Democracy and Human Rights” on Tuesday December 12, 2017 at the Rayburn House Office Building. (Sreng Leakhena/VOA Khmer)

Congressman Ted Yoho (R-FL), chairman of Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific at the U.S. House of Representatives, and Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) discussed at the open hearing on “Cambodia's Descent: Policies to Support Democracy and Human Rights” on Tuesday December 12, 2017 at the Rayburn House Office Building. (Sreng Leakhena/VOA Khmer)
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Congressman Ted Yoho (R-FL), chairman of Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific at the U.S. House of Representatives, and Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) discussed at the open hearing on “Cambodia's Descent: Policies to Support Democracy and Human Rights” on Tuesday December 12, 2017 at the Rayburn House Office Building. (Sreng Leakhena/VOA Khmer)

Congressman Ted Yoho (R- FL), chairman of Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific at the U.S. House of Representatives, and Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) discussed at the open hearing on “Cambodia's Descent: Policies to Support Democracy and Human Rights” on Tuesday December 12, 2017 at the Rayburn House Office Building. (Sreng Leakhena/VOA Khmer)
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Congressman Ted Yoho (R- FL), chairman of Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific at the U.S. House of Representatives, and Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) discussed at the open hearing on “Cambodia's Descent: Policies to Support Democracy and Human Rights” on Tuesday December 12, 2017 at the Rayburn House Office Building. (Sreng Leakhena/VOA Khmer)

Congressman Dana Rohrabacher spoke at the open hearing on “Cambodia's Descent: Policies to Support Democracy and Human Rights” on Tuesday December 12, 2017 at the Rayburn House Office Building. (Sreng Leakhena/VOA Khmer) 
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Congressman Dana Rohrabacher spoke at the open hearing on “Cambodia's Descent: Policies to Support Democracy and Human Rights” on Tuesday December 12, 2017 at the Rayburn House Office Building. (Sreng Leakhena/VOA Khmer) 

Mr. Kenneth Wollack, president of National Democratic Institute​, attended the open hearing on “Cambodia's Descent: Policies to Support Democracy and Human Rights” on Tuesday December 12, 2017 at the Rayburn House Office Building. (Sreng Leakhena/VOA Khmer)
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Mr. Kenneth Wollack, president of National Democratic Institute​, attended the open hearing on “Cambodia's Descent: Policies to Support Democracy and Human Rights” on Tuesday December 12, 2017 at the Rayburn House Office Building. (Sreng Leakhena/VOA Khmer)

Ms. Olivia Enos, policy analyst at The Heritage Foundation, testified at the open hearing on “Cambodia's Descent: Policies to Support Democracy and Human Rights” on Tuesday December 12, 2017 at the Rayburn House Office Building. (Sreng Leakhena/VOA Khmer)
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Ms. Olivia Enos, policy analyst at The Heritage Foundation, testified at the open hearing on “Cambodia's Descent: Policies to Support Democracy and Human Rights” on Tuesday December 12, 2017 at the Rayburn House Office Building. (Sreng Leakhena/VOA Khmer)

Congressman Steve Chabot (D-OH) spoke at the open hearing on “Cambodia's Descent: Policies to Support Democracy and Human Rights” on Tuesday December 12, 2017 at the Rayburn House Office Building. (Sreng Leakhena/VOA Khmer) 
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Congressman Steve Chabot (D-OH) spoke at the open hearing on “Cambodia's Descent: Policies to Support Democracy and Human Rights” on Tuesday December 12, 2017 at the Rayburn House Office Building. (Sreng Leakhena/VOA Khmer) 

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