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Student group suspended for ‘violating law on NGOs’

A student group was suspended by the Ministry of Interior yesterday for a series of violations of the Law on Associations and Non-governmental Organisations (Lango), including the highly controversial Article 24, which requires organisations to remain “politically neutral”. ...

Soth Koemsoeun and Andrew Nachemson
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/student-group-suspended-violating-law-ngos

Anti-refugee protest dogged by xenophobia

Hundreds of demonstrators marched through central Phnom Penh yesterday morning calling for a controversial refugee resettlement deal between Australia and Cambodia to be scrapped. While the protesters echoed human rights concerns that have been repeatedly made about the scheme, an undercurrent of xenophobia was also present. After ...

Kevin Ponniah
http://phnompenhpost.com/post-weekend/anti-refugee-protest-dogged-xenophobia

Khmer Krom to proceed with march despite harsh warnings

A leader of a march planned in Phnom Penh on Monday to demand an apology from a diplomat who said that Vietnam held the former Kampuchea Krom provinces long before the French ceded them in 1949 vowed Sunday to disregard a government ban. Phnom Penh City ...

Mech Dara
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/two-cambodian-peacekeepers-injured-by-explosion-in-mali-64523/

Phnom Penh City Hall warns of arrests over Vietnam protest

City Hall on Friday threatened up to 15 years in prison for students planning a protest in front of the Vietnamese Embassy over comments made in June by an embassy official that the Kampuchea Krom region belonged to Vietnam long before it officially became part ...

Sek Odom
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/phnom-penh-city-hall-warns-of-arrests-over-vietnam-protest-64496/

Khmer Krom monks clash with Cambodian police over Hanoi statement

More than a hundred monks and students from Vietnam’s Khmer Krom ethnic minority living in Cambodia clashed Tuesday with riot police and security guards in front of the Vietnamese embassy in Cambodia’s capital Phnom Penh as they marched to demand an apology for statements by ...

Richard Finney
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/cambodia/clash-07082014164311.html

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