Prime Minister Hun Sen has called on people throughout the country to start planting rice, adding that this year had more rain in the early season and that there was now enough water for farmers to plant rice. "I would like to call on citizens throughout the country to start planting rice in order to increase rice crops ... to ensure food security for our citizens, ASEAN and the world," he said Wednesday. "We can do without other things, but we cannot live without rice."
In Brief: PM calls for early wet season harvest
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