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Prime Minister Hun Sen uses a smartphone in 2013. AFP
Prime Minister Hun Sen uses a smartphone in 2013. AFP

Smartphone era beckons, says premier

A week after launching his own app, Prime Minister Hun Sun has urged government officials to follow his example and start using smartphones, which he says can make government more effective.

“I would like all leaders and civil servants across the country to learn more about how to use smartphones and to catch up with fast-developing technology that benefits our daily work and our entire nation,” the premier said on his Facebook page yesterday.

The prime minister also revealed that he keeps no fewer than five smartphones on his person, for monitoring information and communicating with his colleagues every few minutes.

“I think information technology is a very important tool in the development and maintenance of a stable and secure society,” he added.

Last year, the premier said he gave his approval of an agreement on new election laws via a phone message sent from his WhatsApp account.

CPP spokesman Sok Eysan yesterday said Hun Sen’s recent tech push was paying dividends, pointing to recent changes in the new Traffic Law driven by citizen complaints to the prime minister on social media.

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