According to official figures, the committee has confiscated some 200 tons of fake products.
U.N. Rights envoy Rhona Smith expressed her support for Vanny’s cause, adding that the U.N. had written several letters to the government and was awaiting a response.
Human rights observers, however, say that while Hun Sen’s more than 30-year grip on Cambodia may seem unshakable, his rule cannot last forever.
Meas Rithy claimed he “had no bad intentions” when he made the comments and was “just joking” and “educating women”.
Cambodian girls, as young as 11 and 12, make a mobile phone app to fight poverty.
While private tutoring has been available for many years, online learning has only recently started to take off with the spread of cheap technology.
Roung Kon aims to document and promote the glory days of Cambodia’s silver screen.
The Boeung Kak activists also submitted a petition to Rhona Smith, the U.N.’s rights envoy to Cambodia, who is in the country on a fact-finding mission.
Many took to social media following the announcement to suggest that the move was a pre-election strategy on the part of Hun Sen to win votes and boost his popularity.
According to the Department of Prisons, more than 26,000 people are incarcerated in Cambodia’s 29 jails.
Rhona Smith began her 10-day visit to Cambodia on Tuesday and is scheduled to meet with more government officials in the coming days.
Hun Sen said he was “out of patience” with Laos, saying that Laos had failed to respond to a letter he sent on August 2 requesting the withdrawal of troops from Siem Pang.