Search form

Login - Register | FOLLOW US ON

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Council asks for governors to stay on

Council asks for governors to stay on

THE Council of Ministers has requested that the Ministry of Interior allow five provincial governors – including Prime Minister Hun Sen’s brother Hun Neng, the governor of Kampong Cham – to remain at their posts despite being past the government’s mandatory retirement age.

In a letter released November 26, Chak Leng, a secretary of state at the Council of Ministers, requested that Interior Minister Sar Kheng allow the five senior officials to stay in their posts despite being over 60 years old. The five listed were Hun Neng, Kham Phoeun from Kratie, Kang Heang of Kampong Speu, Chhun Chhorn of Kampong Thom and Loy Sophat of Stung Treng.

In the letter, Chak Leng asked that the five officials be allowed to continue working until the end of the first provincial council mandate in 2014.

Phay Siphan, spokesman for the Council of Ministers, declined to comment on Thursday, saying he had not seen the letter. Chak Leng could not be reached for comment.



Please, login or register to post a comment

Latest Video

Turkish Embassy calls for closure of Zaman schools

With an attempted coup against the government of President Recep Erdogan quashed only days ago and more than 7,000 alleged conspirators now under arrest, the Turkish ambassador to Cambodia yesterday pressed the govern

CNRP lawmakers beaten

Two opposition lawmakers, Nhay Chamroeun and Kong Sakphea were beaten unconscious during protests in Phnom Penh, as over a thousand protesters descended upon the National Assembly.

Student authors discuss "The Cambodian Economy"

Student authors discuss "The Cambodian Economy"

Students at Phnom Penh's Liger Learning Center have written and published a new book, "The Cambodian Economy".