Monday, July 12, 2010

Controversial US-Cambodia peace training underway

Updated July 12, 2010 10:49:57

More than a thousand military personel from 23 countries are in Cambodia for the annual global peacekeeper training exercise. It's called "Angkor Sentinel" and is jointly run by the US Department of Defence and State Department. But the New York-based organisation Human Rights Watch has criticised the military training exercise, saying the US should not be working with Cambodian military units, that Human Rights Watch says have committed abuses.

Presenter: Liam Cochrane
Speakers: Phil Robertson, deputy Asia director Human Rights Watch; John Johnson, spokesman for the US embassy in Cambodia

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