By Kaing Menghun
The Cambodia Daily
With July’s national elections fast approaching, the government should make the voting process more accessible for people living with disabilities, attendants said Thursday at a public forum on the rights of disabled people.
In December, Cambodia ratified the U.N. Convention of the Rights of Persons With Disabilities, yet people with disabilities remain one of the most marginalized groups in Cambodia. And although Cambodian electoral law grants disabled people the right to vote—the most fundamental right in any democracy—there are obstacles that prohibit disabled people from exercising that right.