NGOs Call for Cooperation

An advocacy group for NGOs in Cambodia joined a growing chorus of calls for Cambodia’s pol­iticians to end the post-election stalemate.

“Members of the NGO community are most concerned by the current political impasse in Cam­­bodia,” Russell Peterson, the re­­presentative for NGO Forum on Cambodia, wrote in an open letter to Cambodia’s leaders. “We the­re­fore call on Cambodia’s political leaders to find a solution to the current impasse for the sake of the Cambodian people.”

Peterson also called on Cam­bo­dian leaders to “avoid any escalation of the conflict.”

The government should continue to restrain them­­selves from cracking down on protests and the opposition should avoid “racist comments which could incite violence.” Last week, Asean also called on Cambodia’s politicians to re­solve their differences and form the new government. NGO Forum is an organization NGOs working in Cam­bodia.

Related Stories

Latest News