Foreign Ministry Tells NGOs to ‘Readjust’ Their Actions

The Foreign Affairs Ministry met with to non-governmental groups yesterday and accused them of inciting families to oppose the rehabilitation of the Cambodian rail system, ordering the  NGOs to “readjust” their work…Foreign Affairs spokesman Koy Kuong said his ministry invited Bridges Across Borders Cambodia and the NGO Forum, an umbrella group of organizations, to the meeting to complain about a 2010 report in which the groups blamed the recent deaths of two children on government project to relocate those evicted by the railway rehabilitation…Mr Kuong dismissed the charge and accused both Bridges and NGO Forum of incitement…By making that claim, he said, Secretary of State Uch Borith told the NGOs they had violated the conditions of their memoranda of understanding with the government.