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Civil Society (27th – 31st Jan 2020)
Civil Society (27th – 31st Jan 2020)

A group of youths launched a one-week campaign on social media against posts that advertise alcohol consumption, saying they exhibited a lack of dignity and set a bad example for younger generations.;;;;

The Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) said the letter written by apparel brands and labour rights organisations addressed to Prime Minister Hun Sen reflected a “flawed analysis” of the Kingdom’s situation.;

The Cambodian Centre for Human Rights said that a number of provisions in the Kingdom’s legal framework do not fully comply with international human rights standards and fundamental freedoms.;

The Social Affairs Ministry has signed an agreement with 11 civil society organisations to run social welfare programmes for three years;

More than two years after the main opposition party was dissolved and independent media were shuttered, rights group Amnesty International said civil and political rights, and press freedom in Cambodia remain severely constrained.;

Cambodia is currently ranked 162 out of 180 countries, scoring 20 out of 100 in the 2019 Corruption Perception Index (CPI) by Transparency International which rates the country as “highly corrupted”. It is the lowest score among Southeast Asian and Asia Pacific countries, second only to North Korea and Afghanistan. Government spokesman Phay Siphan says the government actions against corruption in the country have improved favourably. Khmer Times invites Pech Pisey, Senior Director of Programmes of Transparency International Cambodia, to speak on this issue.;