I want to be a lawyer

Content image - Phnom Penh Post

I want to be a lawyer

“I want to find justice for people in my society,” says SengVoleak, a female high school graduate from Kampot province explaining why she wants to be a lawyer.

Voleak, 18, has just moved to Phnom Penh and is studying English and history as she is preparing for studying law at Royal University of Law and Economics. Voleak doesn’t know yet whether she can study law this year. However, with a passion since she was young, she says: “Though If I cannot study law this year, I must study it next year.”

Voleak’s favourite movies are the ones featuring trials and related to the law. “I like watching movies about lawyers and also the trial process,” says Voleak adding, “Shadowless Scale is the Cambodian movie about trials I love the most.”

When asked about a second choice if she could not become lawyer, the young girl with a strong goal says: “If not a lawyer, a law related position such as judge or prosecutor in the Ministry of Justice or in a court in Cambodia.”

MOST VIEWED

  • US think tank warns of China's 'ulterior motives'

    A US think tank on Tuesday warned that spreading Chinese investment in the Indo-Pacific follows a pattern of leveraging geopolitical influence at the expense of the nations receiving investment, including Cambodia. The report looks at a sample of 15 Chinese port development projects, noting that the

  • More than three tonnes of ivory reportedly bound for Cambodia seized in Mozambique

    A total of 3.5 tonnes of ivory reportedly bound for Cambodia was seized by authorities in Mozambique late last week, according to the NGO Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). CITES' information was based on a report from the

  • Defence Ministry denies weapons in smuggling case came from Cambodia

    After a Thai national was arrested last week for allegedly smuggling guns from Cambodia to Thailand, Cambodia's Defence Ministry has claimed the weapons seized during the arrest are not used in Cambodia, despite the fact that both types of rifle seized are commonly found in

  • Shipwreck found off coast of Koh Kong

    Royal Cambodian Navy researchers are working to identify a decades-old shipwreck found earlier this month off the coast of Koh Kong province. Divers found the 70-metre-long wreck on April 4 about a mile from Koh Chhlam island, according to Navy officials. Deputy Navy Commander Tea Sokha,