The draft law has come under continued criticism from international and local NGOs, who say it will stymie their work.
The 19-year-old defrocked monk told VOA Khmer that he had startled a cleaning woman at his pagoda in Soc Trang province.
Chan Cheng and a party lawyer are accused of helping a party activist, Meas Peng, wanted for questioning in a land dispute.
Only 8 percent of commune councilors were women in 2002, compared to 15 percent after the 2007 elections.
The Ministry of Interior recently completed another draft of the law after it rejected the first version under international criticism.
Civil society leaders have said they would need at least a month to properly review the law.
The first version was sent back to them from the Council of Minsters, following widespread criticism from the international community.
Pung Chhiv Kek, founder of the rights group Licadho, said Cambodia was now sliding backwards in its adherence to human rights norms.
The government will hold a workshop on Dec. 19, but organizations said that it will not be enough time to review the draft for problems.
The NGO law was kicked back to the Ministry of Interior earlier this year after heavy public criticism.
The two cases have fueled concern among court observers they are being stymied by government interference, a charge that officials deny.
At least two women threatened suicide over the loss of their homes.