Cambodia denies rights abuses due to dam

Human Rights Watch maintains the hydropower project has impacted the livelihoods of tens of thousands.

Cambodia’s Environment Ministry has hit back at a report by Human Rights Watch (HRW) on the social, economic and human rights impact of the Lower Sesan 2 Dam, calling it baseless and damaging for the country.

Neth Pheaktra, secretary of state at the ministry, said the report “emerged as a dissemination of misinformation to hinder the development of Cambodia and serves a hidden political agenda.”

It misled the public about development in Cambodia rather than producing anything revealing about human rights, he added.

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