Cambodia threat to expel UN official

Cambodian National Assembly - a UN representatrive says politicians should have more time to debate an anti-corruption law. [AFP]
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Last Updated: Mon, 22 Mar 2010 19:29:00 +1100
Cambodia's government is threatening to expel the head of the United Nations team in the country for criticising the passage of an anti-corruption law.

Foreign Minister Hor Namhong says UN resident co-ordinator Douglas Broderick exceeded the limit of the organisation's mandate by writing a letter to the media expressing his concern about the lack of public consultation over the law.

Mr Hor says the comments made by Mr Broderick were unwarranted and a flagrant and unacceptable interference in the internal affairs of Cambodia.
He says any repetition of such a behaviour by Mr Roderick would compel the government to expel him.

The letter by Mr Roderick had called on the parliament to allow sufficient time for politicians, society, donors and the UN
to study the law.

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