government's proposed NGO regulation law could undermine civil
society's "solid foundations" in Cambodia, the Asian Human Rights
Commission said Wednesday, requesting that the law accommodate the
country's international human rights obligations. The Hong Kong-based
group said that the law should "faithfully reflect" rights obligations
set out in agreements to which Cambodia is a signatory. "Cambodian
lawmakers should be reminded that civil society is essential for
democracy and development," the statement said.