Press Invitation for June 27

Cambodian Grassroots People’s Assembly Press Conference

All members of the media are invited to attend a press conference by the Cambodian Cross-sector Network who recentlyheld the Cambodian Grassroots People’s Assembly (CGPA) in three different regions around Cambodia, where members of the Cambodian People’s Party (CPP), Cambodian National Rescue Party (CNRP) and FUNCIPEC all eventually signed the Joint People’s Statement (some under duress) . The press conference will share the results achieved by CGPA’s and the next steps to ensure that the politicians follow through with the Joint People’s Statement. It will take place at Meta House on Sothearos Blvd in Phnom Penh on Thursday 27th June 2013 at 10:00 AM.

The Cambodian Grassroots People’s Assembly is organized by the cross sector network, grassroots communities and networks around Cambodia. Each organization and its members face a number of grievances and challenges which they wish to get concrete resolutions for. Previously the Cambodian Grassroots Cross-sector Network has presented a statement to the Cambodian National Assembly under the auspices of the ASEAN Grassroots People’s Assembly (AGPA), held in November 2012 ahead of the 21st ASEAN Summit.

Since that time the National Assembly and the Royal Government of Cambodia have failed to respond to the statement and in some cases the issues presented have only worsened. The CGPA asked that politicians of the three main parties commit to solid, equitable and lasting solutions. To that point, the CGPA and its members have presented their causes and solutions along with the Joint People’s Statement, which members of participating political parties signed or signed under duress as people set out to march to their office.

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