Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Interior Minister Calls on Police Officials to Ignore Politics

Interior Minister Calls on Police Officials to Ignore Politics

Content image - Phnom Penh Post
Interior Minister Sar Kheng. Heng Chivoan

Interior Minister Calls on Police Officials to Ignore Politics

Interior Minister Sar Kheng instructed the police officials and local authorities today to serve the people without thinking about political trends or religion, while civil society organisations said such action was nearly impossible.

In a handover ceremony giving 1,646 motorbikes to police stations nationwide, Kheng told police officials that they must serve the people regardless of their own leanings and they need to pay attention to solving the people’s problems.

Sam Kuntheamy, executive director of the Neutral and Impartial Committee for Free and Fair Elections in Cambodia, however, said that the speech wouldn't eliminate discrimination at the local.

“Coloring and political discrimination have happened in Cambodia for a long ... the Ministry of Interior has educated officials many times, but it keeps happening, especially at the local level,” he said.

Full Story Tomorrow

MOST VIEWED

  • Hong Kong firm done buying Coke Cambodia

    Swire Coca-Cola Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hong Kong-listed Swire Pacific Ltd, on November 25 announced that it had completed the acquisition of The Coca-Cola Co’s bottling business in Cambodia, as part of its ambitions to expand into the Southeast Asian market. Swire Coca-Cola affirmed

  • Cambodia's Bokator now officially in World Heritage List

    UNESCO has officially inscribed Cambodia’s “Kun Lbokator”, commonly known as Bokator, on the World Heritage List, according to Minister of Culture and Fine Arts Phoeurng Sackona in her brief report to Prime Minister Hun Sen on the night of November 29. Her report, which was

  • NagaWorld union leader arrested at airport after Australia trip

    Chhim Sithar, head of the Labour Rights Supported Union of Khmer Employees at NagaWorld integrated casino resort, was arrested on November 26 at Phnom Penh International Airport and placed in pre-trial detention after returning from a 12-day trip to Australia. Phnom Penh Municipal Court Investigating Judge

  • Takeo hand-woven silk items provide local high-quality alternative to imports

    After graduating from university and beginning her career as a civil servant at the the Ministry of Economy and Finance, Khieu Sina found time to establish a business that aligns with her true passion – quality hand-woven Khmer goods. Her product line, known as Banteay Srei,

  • Two senior GDP officials defect to CPP

    Two senior officials of the Grassroots Democratic Party (GDP) have asked to join the Cambodian People’s Party (CPP), after apparently failing to forge a political alliance in the run-up to the 2023 general election. Yang Saing Koma, chairman of the GDP board, and Lek Sothear,

  • Sub-Decree approves $30M for mine clearance

    The Cambodian government established the ‘Mine-Free Cambodia 2025 Foundation’, and released an initial budget of $30 million. Based on the progress of the foundation in 2023, 2024 and 2025, more funds will be added from the national budget and other sources. In a sub-decree signed by Prime Minister Hun Sen