Kem Sokha has refused to change the name of his Human Rights Party, after declaring
the name was not against the law, local media reported. The Cambodian Human Rights
Action Committee - a coalition of 22 NGOs - issued a statement on 12 June demanding
that Sokha change his party's name in order to avoid confusion between the activities
of independent rights NGOs and political parties. Sokha said the request was nothing
but a demand made by a small number of NGOs, and that in other countries the same
name was also used.