https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/city ... rs-101830/BY MECH DARA | DECEMBER 3, 2015
The Phnom Penh municipal government has rejected a request from NGOs to mark international Human Rights Day on December 10 with a march from the National Assembly to Freedom Park, claiming the walk would pose a threat to public security.
“We will not allow them to march because of security and traffic issues,” said City Hall spokesman Long Dimanche.
Despite the city’s ban, he said the municipality has asked the Interior Ministry for advice on the request and would defer to its decision.
Suon Bunsak, head of the Cambodian Human Rights Action Committee, which was among the groups that made the request, said he disagreed with the city’s decision and that the NGOs have sent the Interior Ministry their own letter.
“We have sent a letter to the Ministry of Interior to say we don’t agree with City Hall’s decision to not let us march,” he said. “We told the Ministry of Interior that we would like to meet at the National Assembly and march to Freedom Park.”
He said the organizers were planning to attract a crowd of 5,000 people to the event.
“We want to march to show the public the current situation,” he said. “The most important thing is to show the public how to promote and protect human rights.”
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City Hall Bans Human Rights Day March Over Security Fears
Among the NGO set, there seem to be very few apologists for Rainsy, Sokha and their merry band of Brown Shirts lately - this is good to see
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He disappointed a lot of people, perhaps especially among his foreign supporters. Even the Daily has taken on a displeased, unsupportive tone in some of its articles about Rainsy since he broke his promise to return.Petrol Head wrote:Among the NGO set, there seem to be very few apologists for Rainsy, Sokha and their merry band of Brown Shirts lately - this is good to see
Yeah, well, you know, that's just, like, your opinion, man.
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