Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - King's mines call



King's mines call

King's mines call

K ING Norodom Sihanouk has called on the parliament to unequivocably condemn the use of landmines and draft a bill to outlaw their use.

"I ask the National Assembly of the Kingdom of Cambodia to draft and vote for an anti-landmines law," King Sihanouk said in a press release from Beijing issued on Oct 2.

"I ask that we condemn very severely and definitively the use and planting of anti-personnel landmines, and that we outlaw the people who lay the mines and the mines themselves."

The King urged the RCAF and the Khmer Rouge to stop laying mines, to demine Cambodia and destroy all stockpiles. The King also sought international support for a total ban on the production, export and sale of mines.

Surveys estimate that between 8 to 10 million mines have been laid in Cambodia which has the highest proportion of amputees in the world-one amputee in every 236 inhabitants.

MOST VIEWED

  • Kingdom accepts Chinese vaccine, PM first to get jab

    Prime Minister Hun Sen said China would offer Cambodia an immediate donation of one million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine produced by the Sinopharm company. In an audio message addressing the public on the night of January 15, he said Cambodia has accepted the offer and

  • Reeling in Cambodia’s real estate sector

    A new norm sets the scene but risks continue to play out in the background A cold wind sweeps through the streets of Boeung Trabek on an early January morning as buyers and traders engage in commerce under bright blue skies. From a distance, the

  • Hun Sen: Lakes filled in for national developments

    Prime Minister Hun Sen has announced continued operations to fill some lakes in Phnom Penh to create land for developments, though he is against the unrelated practice of damming rivers or blocking waterways. Speaking at the inauguration of the Ministry of Public Works and Transport

  • Koh Preus upgrades 70% complete

    Initial construction of a nearly $30 million tourism infrastructure project on Preah Sihanouk province’s Koh Preus Island is “about 70 per cent complete”, according to an official with the developer. Heng Thou, construction site manager of Angela Real Estate Co Ltd (ARE), told The Post that

  • Local media loses a giant, and The Post a great friend

    Cheang Sokha, a gifted and streetwise reporter who rose to the highest ranks of Cambodian media and was beloved for his sharp intelligence, world-class humour and endless generosity, died on Friday in his hometown of Phnom Penh. He was 42. His wife, Sok Sophorn, said he

  • Cambodia, India agree to start direct flights, tourism exchanges

    Cambodia and India have agreed to start direct flight connections and promote closer tourism exchanges and cooperation in all areas after the Covid-19 saga comes to a close. The agreement was reached during a meeting between Cambodian Minister of Tourism Thong Khon and newly-minted Indian