ASEAN Grassroots Peoples Assembly
According to Radio Free Asia –
The government of Cambodia will not allow any protest or march in the streets of the capital amid Asean Summit, scheduled between November 15th – 20th, said Cambodian Minister of Information and government spokesman Khieu Kanharith.
Radio Free Asia Radio, on 13 November 2012, reported that the information minister said that it is not acceptable that thousands of people will march in the Phnom Penh’s streets as he raised concerns over security of leaders who will attend the Asean in the capital city. He said it is the government’s responsibility to ensure security for those leaders including those from superpower countries such as US President Barrack Obama and Russian Prime Minister Putin.
Tep Vanny, a land activist at Boeung Kak lake, said she and other 4,000 protesters planned to march to Cambodian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and filed petitions. They scheduled to march on November 16th from the park in front of Wat Botum Wattei pagoda to the ministry.
“We will not cause any violence, anarchy or any sabotage during the Asean Summit… We have our clear stance,” Tep Vanny was quoted as saying.