Cambodian PM: CCHR Not to Be Shut Down

Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen has affirmed that the Cambodian Centre for Human Rights (CCHR) will not be closed down.

Speaking this afternoon to Fresh News � a major online publication in the country � from Siem Reap province where he was presiding over the two-day Praying Ceremony for Happiness to the Kingdom of Cambodia, Samdech Techo Hun Sen said CCHR will not be shut down after the investigation found out this centre's good activities to promote human rights in Cambodia.

After receiving the statement and the request from CCHR as well as conducting an investigation into the centre by the Ministry of Interior, the royal government decided to keep this center so that it can continues promoting human rights in Cambodia.

CCHR was founded in 2002 and has undertaken vital work to promote and protect the values and rights which are enshrined in Cambodia's Constitution and international human rights treaties which Cambodia has voluntarily ratified.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press