‘Cambodia ranked 112 out of 113 countries… and dead last in the East Asia and Pacific region when it comes to the perceived rule of law…
The annual Rule of Law Index, measures how rule of law is perceived…by scoring eight factors: constraints on government powers, absence of corruption, open government, fundamental rights, order and security, regulatory enforcement, civil justice and criminal justice.
Of the 15 countries surveyed from the East Asia and Pacific region, Cambodia scored lowest and New Zealand highest, with countries like Mongolia and Malaysia falling somewhere in between. Cambodia came in 112, scoring just below Afghanistan and above only Venezuela, a country experiencing food shortages and frequent violence.’
~The Phnom Penh Post
The Philippines Police are encouraged by their President to shot-to-kill drug-crime suspects. Saves pesky trials, the presumption of innocence and incarceration costs, I suppose.
Despite that disgrace,(among others) Cambodia is more than 40 places below the Philippines on the ‘Rule of Law’ index.
In fact it rates second last of all countries surveyed. (just below Afghanistan and above only Venezuela)
lackey spokesman Phay Siphal, did as always with such annoying reports; he waved it away as biased.
“Cambodia’s government doesn’t care about ranking, because [the report] serves its own purpose,” he said. “It’s biased and selective; they do their own research for their own interest.”