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Federation suspended

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Federation president Leng Senghong. Supplied

The Interior Ministry yesterday suspended the Federation of Cambodian Intellectuals and Students for alleged incitement to break the law.

The 60-day suspension came after the federation’s president Leng Senghong, 29, was accused of encouraging people to protest if the opposition CNRP were dissolved.

The ministry said the federation had breached the Law on Associations and NGOs, which requires organisations to observe a neutral stance toward all political parties.

The federation has been asked to provide its annual reports and financial records to the ministry within the suspension period, and to abide by the law.

The ministry threatened legal action if the federation failed to comply.

Mr Senghong was not available to comment yesterday.

Critics of the NGOs law say it has been used to silence government opponents.

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