Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Government prioritising national working group over CPP’s

Government prioritising national working group over CPP’s

Content image - Phnom Penh Post
Sar Kheng told officials to empower the national working group. Pha Lina

Government prioritising national working group over CPP’s

The government has been adjusting the national level working group more than the Cambodian People’s Party’s working group to help promote its rectangular strategy and better provide services to the people at the sub-national level, said Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sar Kheng.

Speaking during the closing of the 2018 Results and 2019 Goals Meeting of the Stung Treng Provincial Administration on Wednesday, he said: “We’re striving to do what we can to strengthen the national level working group much more than the party’s working group, as I see it.

“Why? Because the national level working group is the driver of the synchronisation between the government’s political platform and rectangular strategy and local administrations. This applies to all sectors,” he said.

“The party’s working group does the party’s work. There’s plenty of time to do the party’s work. So in my view, it is necessary to strengthen functions at the national level and help support our national level working group to grow and to have enough energy and better capacity to do its work.”

Government spokesman Phay Siphan told The Post that the adjustments to the national level working group “will help to effectively provide services for the public at the sub-national level” and can compel inactive national-level officials to strive for excellence.

Political analyst Meas Nee welcomed the issues raised by the minister, saying that it helps reduce the number of national-level officials who neglect to provide public services.

He said the adjustment will compel officials to conduct their duties in a transparent, fair and correct manner and provide excellent services that promote a good image of the CPP.

“This adjustment can boost the popularity of the CPP, as some national level officials currently focus only on the party’s tasks without considering their duties to provide services for the local people, which has negatively affected the [CPP’s] popularity,” he said.

MOST VIEWED

  • Kingdom’s domestic milk still cannot compete with imports

    Price competition and a lack of confidence by consumers are the main reasons the dairy market cannot compete with imports, said domestic milk producers. The large displays of imported fresh milk at the Kingdom’s supermarkets present a cumbersome obstacle for local producers, they said.

  • ‘Pesticide-laden cucumbers’ kill two, poison 150 in Banteay Meanchey

    At least two youths have died and 243 others are being treated for vomiting, diarrhoea, breathing difficulties, dizziness and muscle weakness after they ate cucumbers suspected to consist of pesticides. The incident happened on Saturday, said Banteay Meanchey provincial police chief Ath Khem. He told The

  • Three dead, 13 injured in collapse at Siem Reap pagoda

    At least three people were killed and more than 10 others injured on Monday after a dining hall under construction collapsed at Prasat Kokchak pagoda in Kokchak commune, Siem Reap province. Provincial police chief Tith Narong said Military Police, soldiers and local volunteers had successfully recovered 16

  • Forest Harmony’s $18M luxury villas break ground in Kampot

    Local and French joint-venture Forest Harmony has broken ground on its $18 million “second-home” Luxury Holiday Villas project in Kampot province. Century 21 Mekong CEO and local shareholder of the project Chrek Soknim told The Post that the project will comprise 90 villa units covering 18ha on a 97

  • China Unicom enters Cambodia

    China Unicom, the country’s largest telecoms operator, has expanded into Cambodia to build optical telecommunication pathways in the Kingdom as part of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). The Hong Kong-listed company officially opened its China Unicom (Cambodia) subsidiary on Monday to become the

  • PP-SHV Expressway on track for completion in early 2023

    The construction of the $1.9 billion Phnom Penh-Sihanoukville Expressway, which broke ground at the end of March, is on track to be completed by early 2023, Ministry of Public Works and Transport spokesman Vasim Sorya said on Monday. The 190km high-speed highway linking the capital to the