The United States of America has issued its annual Human Rights Report, voicing concern among other things, about an impending law to regulate NGOs.
US assistant secretary of state, Michael Posner, says the law will make it harder for civil society to operate and could run counter to the nation’s constitution.
Posner says Cambodia is among some 90 other countries that have adopted laws or regulations that will potentially curtail rights of civic organisations.
“It is, to me, in some ways emblematic of this trend that I talked about, where governments are not happy with their critics, and so they decide to make it difficult or impossible for them to operate,” explains Posner.
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