A mother of 10 who begs in a Koh Kong provincial market for money to care for her kids had already received money from the government after giving birth to triplets, an adviser to Hun Sen said yesterday.
Yos Ngol, 39, from Bavet town, was featured in local media over the weekend begging with her baby triplets. It was reported she had not received a much-trumpeted triplets “gift” from the prime minister, which adviser Seng Tieng denied.
“When they were born, the local authority informed us . . . we have completed our obligations,” he said, adding that 234 families with triplets had each received 3 million riel (US$740) and 20 kilograms of rice from Hun Sen since 1999. Ngol said yesterday her family could not afford to return home.
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