Search form

Login - Register | FOLLOW US ON

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - More NGOs speak out

More NGOs speak out

Eight international organisations called on the government to scrap its controversial Non-governmental Organisation law yesterday, a day after a coalition of more than 60 NGOs sent a letter to the ministries of interior and foreign affairs urging them to consider revising the legislation.

The groups, including Amnesty International, Global Witness and Human Rights Watch, criticised several aspects of the law, including mandatory registration, excessive reporting requirements and the absence of any process to appeal government decisions concerning NGO and association operations.

Officials at the Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Council of Ministers could not be reached for comment.



Please, login or register to post a comment

Latest Video

Turkish Embassy calls for closure of Zaman schools

With an attempted coup against the government of President Recep Erdogan quashed only days ago and more than 7,000 alleged conspirators now under arrest, the Turkish ambassador to Cambodia yesterday pressed the govern

CNRP lawmakers beaten

Two opposition lawmakers, Nhay Chamroeun and Kong Sakphea were beaten unconscious during protests in Phnom Penh, as over a thousand protesters descended upon the National Assembly.

Student authors discuss "The Cambodian Economy"

Student authors discuss "The Cambodian Economy"

Students at Phnom Penh's Liger Learning Center have written and published a new book, "The Cambodian Economy".