Phnom Penh (FN), Dec. 2 – Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen allowed Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR) to continue to function.
The statement was made on Saturday in Siem Reap through an exclusive interview with Fresh News.
CCHR recently submitted a statement and proposal to the premier for the organization to remain function. In response, the premier agreed by seeing its works in assisting the rights of people.
On Nov. 26, the premier ordered the Ministry of Interior to examine the legal aspects for the closure of CCHR.
The order was driven by Kem Sokha's confession in a video broadcasted by CBN speaking to his supporters in Australia in 2013 saying that he was advised by the U.S to set up the center to achieve the goal of falling the Royal Cambodian Government.
Regarding this concern, PM Hun Sen considered the establishment of the center is illegal, therefore the Ministry of Interior has to examine the possibility of shutting it down.
CCHR was established in November 2002 and now is run by Chak Sopheap, CCHR executive director.