Evictees argue that the new property will cause a significant dent in their already modest incomes.
The statement comes amid growing tensions between Cambodia and the United States over Prime Minister Hun Sen’s government’s crackdown on political opponents and civil society.
Kem Monovithya, a spokeswoman for the banned Cambodia National Rescue Party, urged UN member states to add Cambodia to the agenda when the body meets in January.
Thousands of opposition officials and activists have joined the Cambodian People’s Party after the government shut down their party in November. But under surveillance and heavy pressure, how much choice do they have?
Analysts believe that human rights violations have been committed in North Korea for decades.
Farhan Aziz Haq spoke to VOA Khmer about the Cambodian government’s crackdown on the opposition and growing democratic crisis leading up to next year’s general election.
The authorities said they would take residents to court if they refused to move by the deadline.
The government hoped the ceremony would project an image of tranquility, quite opposed to the image of political repression its critics have described in recent months.
Although about 65% of all businesses in Cambodia are owned by women, they lack access to finance, training, mentorship and information that could allow more women to grow their businesses.
Cambodia exported about $4.5 billion worth of products to the E.U and about $2.8 billion to the United States in 2016, according to official trade figures.
Rong Chhun, a former unionist and NEC member, said the nominations were in violation of the law.