Saturday, January 26, 2008

UN must adopt the CPP Human Rights standard in Cambodia?

Cambodia Warns UN to Change Rights Policy

By Chun Sakada, VOA Khmer
Original report from Phnom Penh
25 January 2008


Top officials Friday warned the UN Human Rights Commission’s Cambodia office to be more cooperative with the ruling government, following several visits of a UN envoy highly critical of the government’s rights commitment.

“We have had a Memorandum of Understanding with this office, and we’ll see if we need to renew the MOU when it expires,” Foreign Minister Hor Namhong said. “But our request is that the representative office of the Human Rights Commission implement what is in the MOU, and not more than that, just as what it is.”

UN special envoy Yash Ghai said following a visit in December that Cambodia’s rights abuses, weak judiciary and increasing land thefts could cause the populace to “rise up” against the government.

His visit was not officially recognized, and he met instead with rural villagers, human rights groups and political parties. His remarks angered the government, including Prime Minsiter Hun Sen, who has in the past sought Ghai’s removal.

The UN rights office has said it will adjust work procedures to “sit with the government and get the problems solved,” government spokesman Khieu Kanharith said. “Now we just wait and see if they can make it.”

But on the whole we can shut down [the rights office] any time regardless of whether they are right or wrong,” he said.

2 comments:

Krom Maekt said...

50years from now, the Sea level will rise because the polar ice cap melt, the Southern tip of Thailand and Cambodia lowland will be Underwater. Will you be ridiculously comes in here to bitch at each other?

We as humanity should strive to make a world a better place for the next generations. Every tree that fell in Cambodia or anywhere else in the world. 10 trees should be replanted for the next generations! Have you breathe the CO2 smogs in downtown Bangcock? It is not pleasant for a person with repiratory symptoms?

WE NEED TO STRIVE FORWARD TO PRODUCE RENEWABLE ENERGY TO REDUCE CARBON FOOTPRINT. THAIS'S POLICE HAVE CONVERTS WASTE GREASE INTO BIODIESEL FOR THEIR FLEET CARS. THAT IS A VERY PROACTIVE APPROACH FOR HUMANITY.

Vistit this www.climatecrisis.net


From: Krom Maekt (under the sky).

Anonymous said...

you should get the hell out of this environmental politics, because you fucking tree-hugger should be living in the jungle and prohibit from access to th technology.

Now leave the area!