Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Kingdom, Australia set to prevent violence against women, children

Kingdom, Australia set to prevent violence against women, children

Content image - Phnom Penh Post
Australian ambassador to Cambodia Pablo Kang (third from left) and Preah Sihanouk provincial police chief Chuon Narin. Police

Kingdom, Australia set to prevent violence against women, children

At a meeting between the two officials on Tuesday, Preah Sihanouk provincial police chief Chuon Narin and Australian ambassador to Cambodia Pablo Kang committed to preventing cross-border crimes and violence against women and children.

Narin expressed his gratitude to Australia for its support to a wide range of Cambodian initiatives, including the development of agriculture, infrastructure, rural development, legal procedures and fighting cross-border crimes and violence against women and children.

“We discussed general work [initiatives] and we have committed to preventing cross-border crimes,” he said.

National Police officials, Narin said, had worked with Australian police officers in the past, but crimes involving both countries don’t happen often.

Besides preventing crime, Narin said it was important to strengthen the relationship between the two countries.

The Post could not reach Kang for further comment on Wednesday and did not receive a response from officials at the Australian embassy by press time.

Adhoc Preah Sihanouk provincial coordinator Cheap Sotheary said on Wednesday she noticed that provincial authorities have been working on preventing cross-border crimes and had previously worked with other foreign entities to tackle such matters.

“As part of a civil society group in charge of human rights, I urge the authorities to take greater measures to prevent violence against women and children. I am particularly concerned about violence against children.

“They do not go to school [due to Covid-19] and by nature, children are playful, so they could possibly face violence. Only the authorities can help prevent it and educate guardians to pay attention to this issue, Sotheary said.


  • Hungarian exposes 90 to Covid in Siem Reap

    The Ministry of Health has discovered 90 people who have been exposed directly or indirectly to a Hungarian man infected with Covid-19. They all are required to quarantine at home and the hospital. The ministry is searching for other affected people. Among the 90, one is the

  • PM warns of ‘new Cold War’

    Prime Minister Hun Sen said the possibility of a so-called new Cold War has become a significant concern and that all countries have to reject outright, any attempt to allow history to tragically repeat itself. He made the remarks in a speech during 75th Session

  • PM: West unfair to Cambodia

    Prime Minister Hun Sen released a message celebrating the International Day of Peace on Monday, saying that some major powers and western countries had been systemically cooperating to put political pressure on Cambodia as they did in the 1970s and 1980s. Hun Sen said pressuring

  • ‘Bad news is an investor’s best friend’ – unlocking investment potential in Cambodia

    It is time to shop. Economic woes provide good pickings for investors if they know where to look The poem If, written by English Nobel laureate poet and novelist Rudyard Kipling for his son circa 1895, is widely perceived as fatherly advice for John who would

  • PM requests Russia’s Covid vaccine

    Prime Minister Hun Sen has requested that Russia provide Cambodia with its Covid-19 vaccine after the former announced it planned on mass vaccinating its population next month. The request came on Thursday through the prime minister’s Facebook page as he met with Anatoly Borovik,

  • First ‘mobile kitchen’ in Cambodia enters service

    A catering company recently rolled out Cambodia’s first “mobile kitchen” – a $50,000 container capable of serving up to 200 people at a time. The kitchen is the brainchild of Seng Hok Heng Catering Services. At 4.4m-high, 6.8m-long and 2.4m-wide (expandable to 6.8m), the kitchen is equipped