Some 500 representatives from civil society organisations (CSO) on Thursday urged the Ministry of Interior to uphold the principle of democracy and allow them to carry out activities without any restrictions from local authorities.
The appeal was made during the third public forum on the partnership between the government and CSOs held at the Ministry of Interior and presided over by its minister Sar Kheng.
While acknowledging the CSOs’ contributions to social development, Sar Kheng took issue with claims of restriction on their activities. He said CSOs had enjoyed more freedom and that such forums demonstrated the government’s commitment to working in partnership with them.
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