Cambodian Rights Official Tries the Bait-and-Switch with U.N. Special Rapporteur

source: RFA Rhona Smith, the U.N. special rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Cambodia, got an earful from the country’s top human rights official on Tuesday, only he wasn’t talking about the situation in Cambodia. Cambodian Human Rights Commission President Keo Remy said he told Smith that the U.N. needs to examine Syria… Read More Cambodian Rights Official Tries the Bait-and-Switch with U.N. Special Rapporteur

Cambodian Lawmaker Wants to Question Cabinet Ministers Over Kem Ley Murder

source: RFA The head of a Cambodian National Assembly commission wants two members of Prime Minister Hun Sen’s cabinet to answer questions about the investigation into the murder in July of popular government critic Kem Ley, RFA’s Khmer Service has learned. As the investigation into the slaying drags on with what looks like little progress,… Read More Cambodian Lawmaker Wants to Question Cabinet Ministers Over Kem Ley Murder

Scuffles in latest round of ‘Black Monday’ protests

Source : The Phnom Penh Post / Tue, 5 July 2016 by Pech Sotheary Nine weeks into the civil society-backed “Black Monday” demonstrations, four participants from the Boeung Kak community received minor injuries yesterday as they scuffled with Daun Penh district security guards who were preventing them from protesting the arrest of current and former… Read More Scuffles in latest round of ‘Black Monday’ protests

Ninth ‘Black Monday’ Sees Clashes, Threats

Source : The Cambodia Daily / July 5, 2016 by Ben Sokhean and George Wright Anti-government protests marking the ninth “Black Monday” culminated in violent clashes between activists and security guards in Phnom Penh on Monday. Some 50 activists, most from the capital’s eviction-hit communities, gathered in the city’s Boeng Kak neighborhood at about 8:30… Read More Ninth ‘Black Monday’ Sees Clashes, Threats