This means that every group of individuals who gather together with a differing level of frequency and perform the broadest variety of imaginable activities, from trekking and football fans, to chess and silk weaving groups, will be acting in violation of the law.
A proposed law governing NGOs in Cambodia will impose severe restrictions on civil society groups and tighten control over public discourse, critics in this South-east Asian country say.
Now, at least one major donor is publicly linking government restrictions on civil liberties to valuable aid funds.
It’s not an insignificant gesture in a country still highly reliant on donor money. But will it convince Cambodian authorities?