Published on Friday, 16 November 2012 16:37
About 2,000 Cambodians took to the streets of Phnom Penh as the Asean Summit and related meeting are being held in the city.
At a time when the 21st Asean Summit and related meetings have just begun, Cambodian activists took to the street in front of the Cambodian Parliament Building demanding for democracy and human rights for the Asean countries on November 16, reported by Executive Editor Nay Tun Naing who is covering the summit.
About 2000 protesters dashed forward, while expressing their demand, to the Cambodian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, but the authorities stopped them reaching the intended venue. The activists have no alternative but to stay at the Parliament building and voiced their demand.
One of the leading protesters law officer Tuy Sythieng told Eleven Media Group that it was the fourth consecutive day of protest by human right demonstrators, which was permitted by the relevant authorities.
Asean is comprised of 10 countries, with disparate political systems and different levels of economic development, including Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.
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