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Opposition, civil society want ‘chaos’, Remy says

Black Monday protesters are detained by district security forces in Phnom Penh's Tuol Kork district last month.
Black Monday protesters are detained by district security forces in Phnom Penh's Tuol Kork district last month. Hong Menea

Opposition, civil society want ‘chaos’, Remy says

The head of the government’s Cambodian Human Rights Committee yesterday took a recent propaganda drive on the road, lecturing students at the Cambodia-Japan Cooperation Center (CJCC) about the danger posed by the opposition party and some NGOs.

In recent weeks, the body, led by its recently appointed president Keo Remy, has released a series of video clips extolling the government’s rights record and casting the opposition and civil society as threats to Cambodia’s peace and stability.

At a lecture yesterday at CJCC – which is located at the Royal University of Phnom Penh – Remy delivered the same message to more than 100 students.

“For the opposition, and some parts of civil society, they have a trend of teaching people to cause chaos by standing up and opposing the government,” Remy said, before also taking a shot at the international community.

“Sometimes some countries do not want us to develop . . . When we have problems and insecurity, they tell investors not come to Cambodia because Cambodia is having problems, and [tell them to] come to their countries instead.”

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