Secretary Clinton Meets With Mu Sochua

Posted by DipNote Bloggers
September 15, 2009
Secretary Clinton With Mu Sochua of Cambodia

Secretary Clinton and Mu Sochua, Cambodian opposition parliamentarian, discussed the current situation in Cambodia on Friday, September 11, 2009, at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C.



Zoe B.
California, USA
September 23, 2009

Zoe B. in California writes:

Dear Secretary Clinton,

You have done a wonderful thing recognizing Mu Sochua of Cambodia.

Miss Mu was one of 8 frightened students in the San Francisco Bay area when Cambodia fell. She was an employee of mine in the mid 70's working with Cambodian refugees. She was a bright, thoughtful and caring person who was helping others while she and her brother lived in fear for their family in Cambodia. Miss Mu practiced and now still practices her ethics of justice and fairness in a land that struggles with ethical issues. Your support of her is profound.

I like you, voted for you and am ever thankful you are our Secretary of State.

Thank you,

Zoe B.

United States
September 24, 2009

Thida in U.S.A. writes:

By meeting with Mu Sochua, you have sent a message to the world that the U.S. is keenly interested in violations of human rights and the rule of law. Please, send a high-level delegation to Cambodia on a fact-finding mission concerning:

1) The unresolved murders of opposition party politicians, union leaders, activists, and their families;
2) The increased number of defamation lawsuits filed (and won) by senior members of the Cambodian People's Party;
3) The lifting of parliamentary immunities of members of opposition parties.

Cambodia is showing significant gains in human development, but there are still acute concerns over land-grabbing, governmental corruption, child exploitation and the fundamental violation of the rule of law. The EU has expressed concern regarding all of these issues, and it is entirely possible to collaboratively investigate these issues further.

Oregon, USA
October 5, 2009

Benjamin in Oregon writes:

The State Department should followup on Secretary of State Clinton's meeting with Mu Sochua by sending a special envoy to Cambodia to investigate human rights abuses there.



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