Search form

Login - Register | FOLLOW US ON

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - NGOs speak out against intimidation

NGOs speak out against intimidation

When the nation went to the polls last month, many turned against the Cambodian People’s Party.

In the days since, villagers have complained about CPP officials and supporters turning against them, seeking retribution for not supporting Prime Minister Hun Sen’s bid for re-election.

In a statement released on Monday, a coalition of NGOs, including the Cambodian Human Rights Action Committee and Adhoc, spoke out against the alleged intimidation.

“We ... are deeply concerned over the allegations of intimidation, reprisal and threats amongst some people,” it says. “Civil society groups have observed that some [voters] ... have been facing intimidation and threats from local authorities for not voting for the [CPP].”

The NGOs urged both major parties to put in place measures to deal with intimidation.

Phay Siphan, Council of Ministers spokesman, said stories of government officials intimidating villagers were “rumour” but urged anyone with complaints to make official reports.

0

Comments

Please, login or register to post a comment

Latest Video

ACLEDA President In Channy on the key to the bank’s success

Post Khmer Editor-in-Chief Kay Kimsong sat down with Dr In Channy, President and Group Managing Director of ACLEDA Bank Plc, to explore the main principle guiding Cambodia’s biggest bank.

A taste of Phnom Penh's first container night market

At the launch of Phnom Penh's newest market, The Post spoke to customers and stallholders about what the hub of bars, food stalls, shops and live music will add to the city's nightlife.

Directors discuss the 'rebirth' of Cambodian cinema

"I believe that Cambodian people have creativity in their blood ... There will come a time where a Golden Age of cinema will come back."