U.S. House Bill on Cambodia an “Act Against Peace,” Cambodian Official Says
The bill was introduced in January by a Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL) following Cambodian government crackdowns on civil society groups, independent media, and opposition politicians.
The House unanimously voted on Monday to pass the ‘Cambodia Democracy Act,’ H.R.526, which proposes sanctions on Cambodian officials and is aimed at supporting democracy in Cambodia.
“It’s an act against peace, stability and prosperity in the Kingdom,” wrote Phay Siphan, spokesperson for the Cambodian government, on his Facebook account on Tuesday.
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