Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Rights Mission: Give graft law time, rights envoy says

Rights Mission: Give graft law time, rights envoy says

Rights Mission: Give graft law time, rights envoy says

Rights Mission
The UN’s special rapporteur on human rights in Cambodia has advised civil society groups and opposition parties to temper their criticism of the government’s Anticorruption Law until it is fully implemented, a spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Wednesday. Koy Kuong said Surya Subedi made his remarks during a meeting with Foreign Affairs Minister Hor Namhong. “Civil society and opposition should not criticise [this law] before the implementation of this institutional process,” Koy Kong quoted Subedi as having said. Koy Kuong said Subedi also admired gains in the areas of human rights and democratic reform in response to recommendations from the UN. Sam Rainsy Party spokesman Yim Sovann said Wednesday that Subedi should focus on the purpose of his trip, which is to assess Cambodia’s progress in reforming its judiciary. He also said, as he has previously, that he has little faith in the anti-graft law. “I don’t believe the government can perform it effectively because the majority of the anticorruption board is appointed by the Council of Ministers,” he said. Subedi will conclude his visit today.


  • Breaking: US House passes 'Cambodia Democracy Act'

    The US House of Representatives in Washington, DC, on Monday, passed the “HR 526 Cambodia Democracy Act”, also known as the Cambodia Democracy Act of 2019. If signed off by the president, the bill will allow two major sets of action to be taken against high-ranking Cambodian

  • ‘Zero-dollar’ tours under fire

    Minister of Tourism Thong Khon has blamed “zero-dollar” tour operators for the decrease in foreign tourists to Angkor Archaeological Park in the first half of this year and has called for action against them. Angkor Archaeological Park received 1.24 million foreign visitors in the first half

  • Some jobs off limits to foreigners from August

    Beginning from the second week of August, foreigners will be banned from driving taxis and tuk-tuks, as well as being motorcycle delivery drivers, street food vendors, hairdressers and product distributors among other lower-income jobs. Some white-collar jobs such as the head of human resources will

  • Chinese-owned shops are on the rise in central Phnom Penh

    Informal businesses owned by Chinese nationals are on the rise in central Phnom Penh, especially in Tonle Bassac commune, surrounding Koh Pich. Such businesses have sprung up notably in Central Market, Orussey Market, Sovanna Shopping Mall, Rattana Plaza, as well as Kakab commune across from