Cambodian-Americans Plan Lobbying Campaign to Support Sanctions

The EU has given Cambodia 12 months to implement reforms or face losing its access to a preferential trade scheme thought to be vital to the economy.

Washington, D.C – US-based supporters of Cambodia’s former opposition party have launched a campaign to lobby US lawmakers to support legislation aimed at placing sanctions on the Cambodian government.

The activists are planning to call and petition lawmakers to urge them to support the Cambodia Trade Act and Cambodia Democracy Act, these are bipartisan bills that were introduced in early January following a decline in rights and democracy in that country.

Rithy Ung, president of the Cambodia National Rescue Party America, said the activists were working with the Senate.

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