Cambodia slams Australian lawyer’s claims

Cambodia’s foreign ministry has lashed out at an Australian-Khmer lawyer and political activist after he claimed Cambodian rice exports to Australia were a violation of human rights.

It comes amid Australian efforts to pass a law to punish human rights offenders. The law was supported by Sawathey Ek, a Sydney-based lawyer and spokesperson for the Cambodian Action Group.

Sawathey Ek wrote to the Australian trade minister alleging that the export of Cambodian rice to Australia had violated human rights.

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