An opposition official says the campaign in the provinces had been met with several incidents of harassment and disruption by local authorities, which he called “a serious violation of political rights.”
The city is thought to be at high risk of sinkholes due to its position astride numerous lakes, which the government has filled in over the years to expand the land on which it can build.
Phay Siphan, a spokesman for the Council of Ministers, said the resolution “only reflects the interests of the European lawmakers and politicians.”
The protests were planned to happen simultaneously on Friday in Canada and several states in the U.S. and in France and Australia on on Saturday.
“The Secretary-General conveyed his hope that the Government of Cambodia would ensure full respect for human rights, including the freedoms of expression, association, and assembly,” read the statement.
Among the individuals named is Cambodian Justice Minister Ang Vong Vathana.
The first round of talks will take place in August 2017, according to a statement from the Ministry of Labor, followed by further discussions in September of that year.
Many had ended up in debt to loan sharks and selling the land they received in compensation in order to pay off the debts.
Chinese artist and dissident Ai Weiwei has begun interviewing refugees in Gaza for his documentary on the world refugee crisis. VOA Khmer's Hong Chenda narrates.
Hello VOA radio listeners said they had a hard time understanding the difference between what constitutes an individual’s right to free expression and defamation.
Human Rights Watch also called on international donors to press the Cambodian government to reform its security forces and press for judicial independence.
Verdict in beating of Cambodian politicians seen as human rights litmus test.