Ministry of Interior officials held a closed-door meeting Monday with NGO representatives to contest Cambodiaís recent downgrade on the U.S. State Departmentís Global Trafficking in Persons Report, which the ministry will discuss in a meeting with the U.S. Em*bassy this week. The annual report, released last month, moved Cambodia from Tier 2, where it had been for the past three years, down to the Tier 2 Watch List. With a scale from Tier 1 being the best to Tier 3 the worst, the rankings often highlight the efforts, or lack of, that the government puts toward curbing human
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