Prime Minister Hun Sen passed a sub-decree late last year to expand the scope of his government’s Cambodian Human Rights Committee (CHRC) by creating new departments and placing rights monitors in villages, according to a copy of the Royal Gazette dated December 31 and distributed Tuesday. The expansion of the committee will also see the commission’s logo modified to include the olive-branch symbol of January 7, the day Vietnamese-backed Khmer Rouge defectors—who would become the CPP—overthrew Pol Pot’s regime, according to the December 23 sub-decree. The sub-decree says that the rights monitors it creates will be volunteers selected
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