Search

Search form

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - MPs set up own NGO to help poor

MPs set up own NGO to help poor

MPs set up own NGO to help poor

A new NGO, the Cambodian Agency for National Development, has been set up by

National Assembly members to help the poor.

Its president, MP Ahmad

Yahya, said the NGO aimed to promote Cambodian economic, education and social

development through programs such as job creation and vocational skills

training.

"There are many NGOs helping Cambodian people, but this is

still inadequate," he said. "We Cambodians should show that we are willing to

help our people first." The NGO included representatives from the National

Assembly and Cambodian businesses. It hoped to reduce the gap between the pace

of economic development in Cambodia's cities and the provinces.

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