Minister of Interior Sar Kheng appeared to praise police operations during a crackdown on the main opposition party last year.
They were arrested on May 7 and charged with “intentional violence” under the Penal Code, which carries a prison term of one to three years, and a fine of up to $2,500.
Cambodia and Nepal are discussing joint steps to promote direct flights between the countries and to open the embassies in their capitals.
King Norodom Sihamoni told Chinese President Xi Jinping that Cambodia would further support his overseas investment strategy, which has been criticized by the U.S.
The monarch is attending a Chinese government-organized conference while he turns 66 and met with Chinese President Xi Jinping.
Premier Hun Sen and visiting Nepalese Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli encouraged businesses in their countries to explore mutual trade and investment opportunities.
These young artists were selected to come to America on the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.
Cambodia is also seeking to boost the number of annual Japanese arrivals to 300,000 next year while Chinese tourists made up to one third of Cambodia’s 6.2 million foreign visitors last year.
The statement from Asean Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR) came as Rhona Smith encouraged Cambodians to work towards changing the political culture in the country.
At the end of her visit, Smith also called for the charges against two former reporters of Radio Free Asia to be dropped.
A UN refugee agency spokesperson in Thailand said careful consideration of the cases must be carried out as “not every asylum seeker is necessarily a refugee”.