EU warns NGO law could cost $700m

EU warns NGO law could cost $700m

The European Parliament yesterday passed a resolution urging Cambodia’s government to scrap the proposed NGO law, saying the Kingdom could lose $600-700 million annually in development projects if the legislation is passed.

It stated the Law on Associations and Non-Governmental Organisations could see the country lose up to $700 million in development projects, due to budgeting restrictions.

The resolution urged Cambodia’s government to allow more time for consultation and recognise the legitimate and useful role played by civil society, trade unions and the political opposition.

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