On September 11, 2019, people filed into Room 2200 of the Rayburn House Office Building for a U.S. Congressional hearing on the labor and human rights situation in Cambodia. The event was hosted by the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission and the Congressional Cambodia Caucus, with members of the latter frequent critics of Prime Minister Hun Sen’s policies.
The usual list of rights advocates, foreign policy experts and Cambodia observers were present in Washington DC to testify before the commission. But Daniel Mitchell was an unusual additional to this group. The managing director of SRP International (Cambodia) Ltd., which owns a teak farm in Tbong Khmum province, admitted so himself.
“I am an unusual person to testify before a human rights commission,”