United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy, Joseph Cannataci. Photo UN
Thu 12th Waxing Moon of Phagguṇa B.E.2560, March 9, A.D.2017 Year of the Monkey
Geneva (08 March 2017) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy, Joseph Cannataci, has presented his report to the Human Rights Council, denouncing current surveillance legislation and calling for States to respect privacy as a universal right in the digital age.
Mr Cannataci said: “The issue of governmental surveillance deserves more attention than ever. I am deeply concerned that the right to privacy will simply not experience a full transition to the digital age. In general, laws have been drafted and rushed through the legislative process of States with clear political majorities to legitimize practices that should never have been implemented.”
Sat 14th Waning Moon of Māgha B.E.2560, February 23, A.D.2017 Year of the Monkey
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Crackdown on the rights to freedom of expression, association and peaceful assembly intensified ahead of elections in 2017/2018. The authorities’ misuse of the justice system increased; the security forces continued to harass and punish civil society and silence critics. Human rights defenders were arrested and held in pre-trial detention; several were tried and sentenced, including for previous alleged offences, and others were given suspended sentences or had charges pending against them. Political opposition was targeted, with activists serving long sentences handed down in previous years and new legal action taken against opposition party leaders and others. A prominent political commentator was shot dead and impunity continued for past unlawful killings.
Parliamentarians from across Southeast Asia today decried an effort to fast-track legislation by the ruling party in Cambodia targeting the political opposition, and called on regional and international actors to condemn the move as well.
Sun 8th Waning Moon of Māgha B.E.2560, February 19, A.D.2017 Year of the Monkey
ពិធីបុណ្យផ្ការស្មីសាមគ្គី Fundraising Ceremony
ប្រារព្ធនៅថ្ងៃ ០១កើត ខែផល្គុន ព.ស.២៥៦០ ត្រូវនឹងថ្ងៃទី២៦ ខែកុម្ភៈ គ.ស.២០១៧
UKKB to organize a fundraising ceremony on February 26, B.E.2560 A.D.2017 to generate funds to help 10 Buddhist students to continue study abroad (in Thailand) and to grant scholarship to 39 Buddhist students (both monks and laypeople) as well as documents preparations in 2017.
Place: Monk Residence #17 within the Botumvatei Buddhist Temple, Chaktomuk commune, Daun Penh district, Phnom Penh