International Women's Day, which is held March 8, will get an early start in Cambodia
with week-long events scheduled to start March 3. The Ministry of Women's and Veteran's
Affairs will hold a march in the capital March 3 and the following day will present
a statement calling for a society free from violence against women and children to
PM Hun Sen. Other events will take place across the country.
The extradition hearing in Bangkok of former SRP MP Sok Youen continued February
28. Party leader Sam Rainsy traveled to Thailand to testify on behalf of Youen, who
is accused of master-minding a rocket attack on PM Hun Sen's motorcade in Siem Reap
in 1998. The Cambodian government wants him extradited back to the country to face
charges. Youen's family now lives in Finland.