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ASEAN MPs say Cambodia election ‘not legitimate’

The MPs from the group Asean Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR) said in a statement this week that the now-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party should be allowed to contest the vote and that all political prisoners in the country should be freed. ...

Hul Reaksmey
https://www.voacambodia.com/a/asean-mps-say-cambodia-election-not-legitimate/4435862.html

Lèse majesté law for Cambodia advances

The National Assembly’s Permanent Committee met to discuss a proposed lèse majesté law yesterday, as criticism of the law and draft constitutional amendments continued to mount. National Assembly President Heng Samrin presided over the meeting, where it was decided to forward the draft law banning ...

Andrew Nachemson
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/lese-majeste-law-cambodia-advances

Fresh calls for Sokha’s release

With Cambodia’s former opposition leader Kem Sokha languishing in a remote jail for more than three months now, international organisations and parliamentarians have renewed their calls for his immediate release and for the reversal of the controversial dissolution of his Cambodia National Rescue Party. ...

Niem Chheng and Leonie Kijewski
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/fresh-calls-sokhas-release

U.S. Congressmen, Asean MPs, express concern over Cambodia crackdown

A group of eight U.S. congressmen has called on the State Department to continue its public condemnation of the continuing crackdown on dissent and arrest of the leader of the opposition in Cambodia. ...

Hul Reaksmey
https://www.voacambodia.com/a/us-congressman-asean-mps-express-concern-over-cambodia-crackdown/4037054.html

NGO criticizes rights report

A civil society group yesterday rebuked a recent report by the Asean Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR), claiming the scathing report on the country’s legislative practices violated Asean principles. ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/36947/ngo-criticizes-rights-report/

Foreign Ministry hits back at critical report

The Foreign Affairs Ministry yesterday released a strongly worded, albeit vague, rebuttal to a harsh report released by ASEAN parliamentarians on Monday, which chided the government for its legal onslaught against the opposition and alleged the “systematic dismantling [of] democracy” in the Kingdom. ...

Ananth Baliga
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/foreign-ministry-hits-back-critical-report

ASEAN parliamentarians call on Cambodia to abandon restrictive, undemocratic NGO law

ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR) today called on the Cambodian government to abandon its proposed Law on Associations and Non-governmental Organizations (LANGO), arguing that the ruling party has pursued a fundamentally undemocratic course in attempting to secure the passage of a law that threatens ...

Asian Tribune News Staff
http://www.asiantribune.com/node/87314

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