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Bank told to reconsider funding if draft passed

The Asian Development Bank should consider reassessing its funding to the Kingdom if the government passes a controversial draft NGO law in its current form, nine international rights groups wrote in a letter to ADB president Haruhiko Kuroda.

The ADB should convince the government to “withdraw the draft law”, organisations including Human Rights Watch and Global Witness wrote.

“The implications of the third version of the draft law could not be more serious because it requires all associations and organisations to register before they are permitted to conduct any activities in Cambodia,” the statement says.

At a conference in the capital last month, an Interior Ministry official said that mandatory registration had been removed from the latest draft, which has yet to be publicly released.

Representatives from the ADB could not be reached for comment late yesterday.

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