ASEAN Grassroots Peoples Assembly
Yesterday was the first media briefing for AGPA and as a result we’ve received some excellent coverage from both the Cambodia Daily and the Phnom Penh Post. Both articles were fair in their reporting and got across the main message of the event. They even convened the concerns of many of the organizers – that AGPA is a grassroots event and is not associated with the APF/ACSC or SAPA.
To read the articles just click the following links:
Phnom Penh Post – Activists gather ahead of ASEAN Summit
Sadly, the Cambodia Daily has reported that the march AGPA had planned for November 16 will not be allowed as, “it will affect public security at the ASEAN Summit and we are mourning [the] late King Father.” While AGPA and its organizers recognize the concerns of the Royal Government of Cambodia and the Muncipality of Phnom Penh, they would like to emphasize that AGPA, its organizers and attendees are peaceful and seek to hold a non-violent event.
That said the other AGPA events are going ahead as planned. So keep reading the blog for the latest updates.
And remember – Make Human Rights & Democracy Real in ASEAN!