Phnom Penh City Hall has turned down two requests by non-governmental groups to hold rallies and marches to mark both International Teachers’ Day and the international day for housing rights. Housing Rights Task Force (HRTF), a local NGO, was denied permission to organize a rally at Wat Phnom and march to City Hall to mark International Habitat Day today. The Cambodian Inde*pendent Teachers Association (CITA) was denied permission to gather at Freedom Park and march to its offices in Chamkar Mon district on Sunday. Municipal government spokesman Long Dimanche said the threat the events posed to tourists and
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