Search

Search form

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Cash crisis hits CMAC

Cash crisis hits CMAC

Cash crisis hits CMAC

The Cambodian Mine Action Center (CMAC) will temporarily cease operations on Nov.1

until difficulties over funding are resolved.

The centre's director, Ieng Mouly said the decision to stop demining had not been

taken lightly.

"After almost 18 months of effort to set up a Cambodian Mine Action Center,

it makes no sense to me, both as a concerned Cambodian and as its director, that

in the next two weeks, an organization which can save thousands of lives and provide

an environment conducive to growth and prosperity, will be allowed to wither,"

said the center's director.

Mouly says resuming operations will be extremely difficult. "The reality is

that this vital organization will cease at a time when its survival is essential

to Cambodia's own survival," he added.

RECOMMENDED STORIES

  • Breaking: PM says prominent human rights NGO ‘must close’

    Prime Minister Hun Sen has instructed the Interior Ministry to investigate the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR) and potentially close it “because they follow foreigners”, appearing to link the rights group to the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party's purported “revolution”. The CNRP - the

  • Rainsy and Sokha ‘would already be dead’: PM

    Prime Minister Hun Sen on Sunday appeared to suggest he would have assassinated opposition leaders Sam Rainsy and Kem Sokha had he known they were promising to “organise a new government” in the aftermath of the disputed 2013 national elections. In a clip from his speech

  • Massive ceremony at Angkor Wat will show ‘Cambodia not in anarchy’: PM

    Government officials, thousands of monks and Prime Minister Hun Sen himself will hold a massive prayer ceremony at Angkor Wat in early December to highlight the Kingdom’s continuing “peace, independence and political stability”, a spectacle observers said was designed to disguise the deterioration of

  • PM tells workers CNRP is to blame for any sanctions

    In a speech to workers yesterday, Prime Minister Hun Sen pinned the blame for any damage inflicted on Cambodia’s garment industry by potential economic sanctions squarely on the opposition party. “You must remember clearly that if the purchase orders are reduced, it is all