Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - In Brief: CCHR concerned about opposition

In Brief: CCHR concerned about opposition

In Brief: CCHR concerned about opposition

The Cambodian Centre for Human Rights says it is concerned over the Cambodian People's Party's efforts to stifle freedom of expression for opposition parliamentarians. "The behaviour of the majority lawmakers from the CPP is abusing the opposition parties' freedom of expression," said a statement issued Monday. The statement came a week after Human Rights Party President Kem Sokha and Sam Rainsy Party lawmaker Yim Sovann were denied access to the Preah Vihear temple by military leaders stationed there.

MOST VIEWED

  • Kem Sokha’s daughters slam ‘liar’ Sam Rainsy over ‘smears’

    The daughters of former opposition leader Kem Sokha hit out at Sam Rainsy on Tuesday, accusing the newly nominated “acting president” of the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) of leading a “smear campaign” against their father and “repeatedly lying to the public”. The Supreme Court-dissolved

  • US Embassy urges reconciliation

    The US has urged Cambodia to restore the independence of the media, drop charges against Kem Sokha and other political prisoners, and end the prohibition of political activity by opposition parties. However, senior government officials see the request, issued by US embassy spokesman Arend C

  • Government deports 235 Chinese scammers

    THE Immigration Department of the Ministry of Interior on Thursday deported 235 Chinese nationals, 35 of whom were female, via the Phnom Penh International Airport for their part in a Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) online money extortion scam. The deportees were arrested on November 26 over the

  • ‘Tolerant’ PM calls for ‘unity’

    In his message on celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Kampuchean United Front for National Salvation, known by its French acronym FUNSK, Prime Minister Hun Sen said for the sake of unity in the Kingdom, he is “tolerant” to those who “acknowledged their mistakes”, and