No Rights Problems in Cambodia, Official Asserts After Meeting With UN Envoy

There are no human rights violations in Cambodia, the head of a Cambodian government committee told reporters on Monday following talks with a United National rapporteur on the rights record of the autocratic Southeast Asian country that has been run by strongman Hun Sen for 33 years.

“Accusations that Cambodia violates human rights are, frankly, not true,” Keo Remy, head of the Cambodian Human Rights Committee, said in Phnom Penh after meeting with U.N. Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Cambodia Rhona Smith.

Especially in issues related to Cambodian workers, the Cambodian government has been paying closer attention in recent months, with Prime Minister Hun Sen addressing gatherings of workers on a regular basis, Keo Remy said.

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