The Asian Human Rights Commission issued a statement Tuesday condemning the Cambodian government's "insidious" attempts to block the Cambodian Centre for Human Rights (CCHR) from securing a venue to hold a public forum on the Boeung Kak lakeside development. "The Cambodian government should order the Municipality of Phnom Penh to abandon any attempt to deny the [residents] and the CCHR their right to hold a public forum," the commission said.
In Brief: GROUP SLAMS GOVT's 'SOCIAL CONTROL'
- Negotiations on EBA being held
In an effort to defuse tensions, a senior government official said Cambodia is negotiating with the European Union (EU) on the Everything But Arms (EBA) trade deal, which allows the Kingdom to export goods to the 28-member bloc tariff-free. The EU notified Cambodia on October 5
- Ministers to tackle sea pollutants
Preah Sihanouk provincial authorities and members of local communities have collected 77 tonnes of water hyacinth at a Sihanoukville beach, Preah Sihanouk Provincial Hall spokesperson Or Saroeun said. He told The Post yesterday that the aquatic weeds had been floating along some of the province’s
- Chinese police escort deported scam suspects
Ninety-one Chinese nationals accused of extorting money from victims in a Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) scam were deported from Phnom Penh International Airport on Monday under the escort of 182 Chinese police personnel. General Department of Immigration head of investigations Ouk Hay Seila told reporters
- EU officials: Ending EBA an 18-month procedure
EU officials have confirmed that it will take a total of 18 months to complete the procedure if Cambodia’s preferential Everything But Arms (EBA) trade agreement is to be withdrawn. According to EU Agriculture and Rural Development spokesman Daniel Rosario, the formal process has not