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NGO draft law meeting

REPRESENTATIVES of civil society groups gathered yesterday to discuss a draft NGO law ahead of a January 10 workshop at which the Ministry of Interior will accept recommendations from stakeholders the draft’s finalisation. Soeung Saroeun, senior operations and finance manager at the Cooperation Committee for Cambodia – an NGO umbrella group which hosted yesterday’s meeting – said a similar gathering was scheduled for today. The latest draft of the NGO law, made public on Thursday last week, has drawn concern from critics, who fear the legislation could restrict the activities of groups in the Kingdom’s vast civil society sector.



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