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Thursday, August 24, 2017

US Embasy: Is #Cambodia Committed to Democracy? You Decide!


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CPP members wrap up political party training held by NDI in early 2017.
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CPP members participate in political party training held by NDI in early 2017.
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CPP members participate in political party training held in early 2017.

Is #Cambodia Committed to Democracy? You Decide!

This morning, the Cambodian government decided to shut down the National Democratic Institute - NDI one of the world’s most respected democracy NGOs that has been working in Cambodia since 1992. 
The reporting by Fresh News on the NDI has been inaccurate and biased. Here are the facts:
• The NDI has a valid Memorandum of Understanding with the National Election Committee (NEC) and works very closely with the NEC and Ministry of Interior. Its current program has helped improve government accountability to you, the citizens of Cambodia, and contributed to a more open and inclusive electoral process. 

• The NDI is impartial and works with all major parties, including the CPP. In 2017, the NDI trained the CPP on external communications, campaign planning, election observation, and voter messaging. See a copy of one training program below. 

• Similar trainings were offered to the CNRP, FUNCINPEC, the Grassroots Democracy Party, and Beehive Social Democratic Party.

• The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation accepted NDI registration documents on September 21, 2016, after several attempts by NDI to register. The MFAIC took no action on NDI’s application for 335 days, in violation of Article 14 of the Law on Non-Governmental Organizations (LANGO).

Coming just two months after Cambodia’s very successful commune council elections, the decision to shut down the NDI raises a fundamental question: Is the Cambodian government committed to democracy? Share your views...!
U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh, Cambodia

2 comments:

  1. Anonymous3:32 AM

    Committed to democracy? What democracy? There has never been any democracy in Cambodia. Why white people are so stupid and clueless? Can't they see the reality? Cambodia has been ruled by a gangster dictator Hun Sen and his animals for over 30 years. What democracy are you talking about? There is none in Cambodia!!!

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    1. Anonymous7:44 AM

      But of course, it's all because of Minh Nguyen!

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