The head of the government’s Cambodian Human Rights Committee yesterday took a recent propaganda drive on the road, lecturing students at the Cambodia-Japan Cooperation Center (CJCC) about the danger posed by the opposition party and some NGOs.
In recent weeks, the body, led by its recently appointed president Keo Remy, has released a series of video clips extolling the government’s rights record and casting the opposition and civil society as threats to Cambodia’s peace and stability.
At a lecture yesterday at CJCC – which is located at the Royal University of Phnom Penh – Remy delivered the same message to more than 100 students.
“For the opposition, and some parts of civil society, they have a trend of teaching people to cause chaos by standing up and opposing the government,” Remy said, before also taking a shot at the international community.
“Sometimes some countries do not want us to develop . . . When we have problems and insecurity, they tell investors not come to Cambodia because Cambodia is having problems, and [tell them to] come to their countries instead.”