Phnom Penh governor said Monday that people hanging their clothes
outside risk facing legal action. A directive from Kep Chuktema on
Monday informed people that the capital needed to be beautified by
enforcing a clean and fresh look.
"Please people, stop drying
clothes along the sidewalk or in public places ... or the municipality
will use the law to take strict action against anybody who does not
follow the directive," said the governor. "Drying clothes along the
public sidewalks has affected public order, beauty and the environment
in the capital. It gives a bad reputation to the Khmer people, who
upheld a good civilisation."