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Privacy Right of Citizens – What Does the Constitution Say

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Cambodia’s Constitution

Article 40
The right to privacy of residence and to the secrecy of correspondence by mail, telegram, fax, telex, and telephone shall be guaranteed.

What the head of the Anti-Corruption Unit says

http://m.phnompenhpost.com/national/govt-can-tap-anyones-phone-says-acu-chief

Who is above the Constitution?

Let’s argue that the ACU chief is right that he ” can tap anyone ” . No, sir. Unless you have very strong evidence to justify taping of private phone conversations.

Extra marital affairs are evidence for phone taping.

Among the most justifiable reasons for taping are: terrorism, international crimes, corruption of high level officials in govt.

But even these reasons would have to be backed with very strong evidence .

Unless we can say : so what if I, the chief of ACU can tap anyone I want.

No, sir.

Unless we can say: every citizen is a suspect or enemy of the state?

is that the state we want to live in?

 

Cambodia Human Rights in Peril

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A very strong stance and condemnation by Amnesty International over the widespread and unlawful arrest and detention of members of the opposition and civil society.

https://wordpress.com/post/sochua.wordpress.com/5733

From Factory to University

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A a very promising program in Bangladesh after the desastrous collapse of the Rana factory that saw thousands of workers dead, mainly rural poor young women.

Big brands can pay their dues to society by sponsoring workers to gain university degrees.

http://news.trust.org/item/20160425133836-a28nz

 

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Silencing the Opposition

 

 

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Kem Sokha- Vice President of the Cambodia National Rescue Party

“They can strip him off his position as vice- president of the National Assembly but they can not strip him off the hearts of the people”.

Originated as a ” sex scandal “, MP, Kem Sokha’s case is now going to the next stage: corruption.

Anti-Graft Body Opens Investigation Into Sokha

The head of the Anti-Corruption Unit can’t be more clear: the prosecutor will prosecute and Kem Sokha will be faced with the lifting of  his parliamentary immunity.

Kem Sokha is a true figure of integrity who has had to pay highly for his stance for human rights, democracy and justice.

Pro-government protest to strip him of his position as First Vice-President of the National Assembly that led to a savage attack on two opposition lawmakers the same day is part of this political scenario.

The detrimental consequences of such politically staged scenario trickle down to those who stand for rule of law, justice and a clean government. They become targets of the government and end up facing a court system that is seriously lacking independence.

Very dark clouds in the horizon for government  critics.

But the people will continue to demand change.

 

Cambodian Women and Leadership- Achievements and Barriers

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Women’s Leadership: A Case Study From Cambodia