More than two months of research into relations between NGOs and the government was officially presented in Phnom Penh on Thursday, with an overriding message of distrust, and concerns that the proposed NGO Law will be repressive. Following the release on Wednesday of a summary of the report, Assessment of the Enabling Environment for Civil Society, one of the authors Thursday outlined some of the key concerns raised by 23 NGO representatives and one government adviser during the research, which aimed to determine what hampers NGOs from operating effectively. “We want to see if the results reflect reality
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