VOA Khmer’s Soeung Sophat spoke to Silas Everett, Cambodia country representative for the Asia Foundation, to find out more about the findings from a new reform tracking project.
The five women are accused of illegally taking over public property and resisting public officials during protests in May 2012.
The women were promised well-paid jobs, up to $600 per month, by a company called 168 Manpower Supply, when they left for Malaysia in 2014.
A 2014 study by the United States Agency for International Development found that LGBT Cambodians face discrimination and emotional, sexual and physical abuse.
A spokesman told VOA Khmer that commenting on Hun Sen’s Facebook page was “better than submitting a petition.”
Sean Callahan, deputy director for the USAID mission in Cambodia, recently sat with VOA Khmer to discuss the factors that can push workers abroad and ways they might be exploited.
Ven Vorn has been detained since October 2015, in what rights advocates say has been delayed adjudication.
Protesters say the World Bank failed to implement a land-titling project in 2006 that would have prevented the loss of their homes.
Seven US Democrats recently posted a letter to Hun Sen, expressing concern over his human rights record.
Coincidental letters speak to human rights violations in Southeast Asia; one insists topic be added to upcoming, US-hosted ASEAN summit.
Insurgency in largely Muslim-populated region, has claimed over 6,200 lives, defying official efforts to end bloodshed
Some 6 million people could be affected by the dam, including people living not just on the Mekong, but on the Tonle Sap River, as well.