UN rights envoy raises concerns over controversial internet gateway law

UN special envoy Vitit Muntarbhorn speaks at a high-level webinar on press freedom, Phnom Penh, May 27, 2021. CamboJA/ Pring Samrang

In his first speech since taking office in May, the UN’s newly appointed special rapporteur to Cambodia, Vitit Muntarbhorn, raised concern over a new law creating a national internet gateway and over any form of control over media or online access.

NagaCorp resort development could degrade Angkor, Unesco warns

Unesco has raised concern over NagaCorp’s plans to build a resort and theme park near the Angkor Archaeological Park in Siem Reap. CamboJA/Pring Samrang

The “Angkor Lake of Wonder” – a $350-million dollar resort town to be built by NagaCorp just outside the Angkor Archaeological Park in Siem Reap – could “have an impact on the outstanding universal value” that had the ancient capital inscribed as a Unesco World Heritage site, the U.N. agency said.