Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - CNRP plans to call labour and agriculture ministers

CNRP plans to call labour and agriculture ministers

CNRP member Som Chhay speaks at the party headquarters in Phnom Penh yesterday.
CNRP member Som Chhay speaks at the party headquarters in Phnom Penh yesterday. Sreng Meng Srun

CNRP plans to call labour and agriculture ministers

The Cambodia National Rescue party plans to summon a further two ministers to the National Assembly, setting their sights on the heads of the agriculture and labour portfolios. On Monday, the party decided to call Defence Minister Tea Banh to answer lawmakers’ questions about promotions and military reform.

Yesterday at a press conference, CNRP chief whip Son Chhay said Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Veng Sakhon and Minister of Labour Ith Sam Heng would also be summoned to the assembly. Chhay said Sam Heng would be questioned over labour migration, work safety and skills in the workforce.

For Sakhon, meanwhile, the issues of rural indebtedness, use of fertilisers and pesticides would be among topics on the table. “We will prepare these questions and send them to the National Assembly in, at most, one or two weeks,” he said.

MOST VIEWED

  • Draft law on state of emergency pending finalisation

    Prime Minister Hun Sen will lead a top-level meeting on Tuesdays to review the draft law on imposing a state of emergency. Meantime, he has decided to close all casinos in Cambodia effective April 1. In the press conference after the National Assembly met today, Hun

  • State of emergency on table amid pandemic

    Prime Minister Hun Sen, his deputy prime ministers and legal team will meet on Tuesday to review the draft law on declaring a state of emergency, as Covid-19 cases rose to 107 in the Kingdom on Monday. Speaking at a press conference after a parliament meeting

  • Stranded passengers petition UK for help

    Some 10,521 people have signed an online petition calling on British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and relevant officials to fly nearly 200 passengers out of Cambodia. The petition is targeted at 15,000 people. Most of the passengers are British nationals, who are stranded in Cambodia after airlines cancelled

  • No word on state of emergency

    The National Assembly (NA) said it will postpone all unnecessary meetings in line with guidance from the Ministry of Health and the World Health Organisation (WHO) amid the Covid-19 pandemic. However, it did not say when or how it will debate the “state of emergency”

  • Many in limbo as tension heightens

    As the Kingdom restricts travel and prepares for a state of emergency, some foreigners in Cambodia are scrambling for a way home. Foreign embassies in Phnom Penh are making efforts to get their citizens out, but cancelled flights have become common due to the coronavirus

  • Covid-19 Pandemic: Force majeure and legal consequences

    Is the Covid-19 pandemic considered an event of force majeure? The World Health Organisation declared the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak a pandemic on March 11. Following this declaration, the Ministry of Health and other ministries have taken various legal and administrative measures to prevent the rapid