In the article “US reports on child labour fail to reflect improvements, govt says” [September 16], Joseph Menacherry, chief technical adviser for the ILO’s International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour, was quoted as saying that data in a survey on child labour by the US department of labour was based on extrapolations of surveys conducted earlier this decade. In fact, Menacherry was referring not to the US survey, but to studies conducted by the Understanding Children’s Work (UCW) project in Rome.
- Report: Cambodia’s internet freedom slipping
Althought still ranked “Partly Free”, internet freedom in Cambodia is slipping, says a report by Freedom House, a US-based democracy, political freedom and human rights watchdog. But the deputy secretary of the Ministry of Justice said the report “did not reflect the truth”. The report
- Hun Sen to ‘step down’ if he loses Sam Rainsy bet over Kem Sokha
Hun Sen has promised to step down as prime minister while opposition figure Sam Rainsy pledges to turn himself in as forfeits if the long-term political rivals lose a “bet” over the future of former opposition leader Kem Sokha, who is on bail awaiting trial
- UAE prince seeks to invest in Cambodia
The UAE has expressed interest in Cambodian oil and gas exploration. Minister of Mines and Energy Suy Sem said this was the result of his discussions with Sheikh Ahmed bin Dalmook bin Juma al-Maktoum, a member of the royal family who visited him on Wednesday.
- Kem Sokha off the menu as Smith talks judicial independence
The UN Human Rights Council’s (UNHRC) Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Cambodia, Rhona Smith, on Tuesday, focused on “judicial independence” at a meeting with Ministry of Justice officials. Both Smith and ministry spokesman Chin Malin said the former opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (