Rural organizer runs afoul of impending NGO law

Not long ago, Sim Pov, a representative of 69 families from Kratie province, came to Phnom Penh to meet with urban housing rights protesters. He wanted to learn from them how he could organize his own community, which is locked in a land dispute with a Vietnamese rubber company.

But with a new law that would govern such an association now passed through the National Assembly and Senate, Sim Pov has found himself potentially unable to form a simple community group. …

Hul Reaksmey