Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Girls curfew proposed

Girls curfew proposed

Girls curfew proposed

PHNOM Penh Governor Kep Chuktema said this week that he would request that the Ministry of Interior prohibit girls under 16 years of age from going out alone at night.

The governor said young girls should not be allowed to go out in the evening because they are likely to go to clubs, karaoke bars and other entertainment spots that should be reserved for adults.

"I will request that the Ministry of Interior consider issuing a directive banning children under 16, especially girls, from going out alone after 9pm," he said. "If they want to go out after 9pm, they must be accompanied by their parents. We want to promote the morals of girls in our society."

Khieu Sopheak, spokesman for the Ministry of Interior, said he agreed, but was not sure the plan would be feasible.

"This is a good idea, but I'm afraid it violates the human right to mobility," he said.

MOST VIEWED

  • Former opposition leader tells soldiers, Cambodians to unite to fight CPP

    Former Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) President Sam Rainsy has called for a popular uprising after the July 29 national elections to force a change of government. He called on the armed forces and people to stand united to fight the ruling Cambodian People’s Party-led

  • Prince injured, wife dies after accident

    THE wife of former First Prime Minister Prince Norodom Ranariddh, Ouk Phalla, 39, died while the prince was “severely” injured following a road accident in Preah Sihanouk province’s Prey Nub district on Sunday morning, officials said. Rananriddh, who is also the president of the Funcinpec

  • Bun Heang mocks US, threatens its citizens in scathing open letter

    After being hit with sanctions from the US Department of Treasury, Cambodian General Hing Bun Heang said he would retaliate against any US national who does not respect his country’s sovereignty, has ambitions to invade Cambodia or incites “traitors” in the Kingdom to do

  • Police warn boycott FB group involved in the “Clean Fingers Campaign”

    Police said on Tuesday that they will pick up members of a Facebook group involved in the “Clean Fingers Campaign” that promotes a boycott of next month’s national elections. However, police merely planned to “educate” the group for now, but warned that if the