NGOs targeted in Cambodian clampdown

Cambodia’s Interior Ministry is urging legal action against two non-governmental organizations (NGOs) — Khmer Thavrak Youth Group and Mother Nature Cambodia — for failing to register and for undermining stability, security and public order.

Khmer Thavrak has backed protests launched last month after the arrest of trade unionist Rong Chhun, who claims Vietnam is grabbing land from Cambodia. Mother Nature has opposed the rapid clearing of forests and environmental damage caused by developers.

The ministry said it was “calling on relevant authorities to take legal actions” against both NGOs.

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