Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - National Police lauded on 76th anniversary

National Police lauded on 76th anniversary

Content image - Phnom Penh Post
Prime Minister Hun Sen praises the authority for safeguarding peace, stability, security and social order on the 76th anniversary of the creation of the National Police. Hean Rangsey

National Police lauded on 76th anniversary

On the 76th anniversary of the creation of the National Police, Prime Minister Hun Sen and Minister of Interior Sar Kheng praised the authority for safeguarding peace, stability, security and social order.

“Although our country is enjoying peace, the National Police have actively performed their roles ... with a patriotic spirit,” Hun Sen said in a special message sent to the National Police on May 16.

Since the country’s liberation from the genocidal Khmer Rouge regime on January 7, 1979, Cambodia has overcome many obstacles to rebuild the country from scratch to the level people enjoy today.

On this difficult journey, the National Police has joined the government and made countless achievements. Many sacrifices have been made to restore peace for the people and the nation, Hun Sen said.

He added that in 2020-2021, although Cambodia has been fighting the Covid-19 pandemic, the National Police continue their work to improve society. Cambodia has also fended off terrorism and cracked down on transnational crimes.

“On this occasion, I would like to offer my condolences to family members and relatives of police officers who have sacrificed their lives on missions and deaths for other reasons and due to Covid-19.

“I would like to send my regards to police officers as well as family members who had been hospitalised and kept in quarantine in hospitals, houses or at quarantine centres. Brothers and sisters please get through the risk of this dangerous disease and recover from it soon,” he said.

The prime minister also highlighted the situation of world peace in 2021 and 2022, saying that while the war on Covid-19 was ongoing without an end in sight, the situation of world peace had changed. It was complex and full of danger that could negatively impact Cambodia.

In the run up to the 2022 commune elections, he said certain individuals would try to sabotage the elections, which will affect internal security. The National Police must prevent these attacks, he said.

The National Police also have to be vigilant on drug-related offences, human trafficking, cybercrimes, importation of counterfeit and faulty medical products and domestic violence. All of these crimes were complex topics.

“All these tasks are heavy and complex burdens for the National Police. But I am still hopeful and optimistic about the National Police’s conscience and loyalty for the nation and motherland,” he said.

Similarly, Minister of Interior Sar Kheng also sent a letter to the National Police, saying: “Peace, stability, security, public order and social safety are the pillars for development in all sectors. Hence, the National Police is a core force in the security field. They have to constantly continue their mission to strengthen the foundation of national development.”

He said the huge achievements of the government could not be separated from their struggle and sacrifices. Police have played an important role in preserving stability, security, public order and social safety, which are the foundations of national development, said the letter.

MOST VIEWED

  • ‘Education’ a priority traffic-law penalty

    A top National Police official on June 21 neither rejected nor confirmed the authenticity of a leaked audio message, which has gone viral on social media, on a waiver of fines for a number of road traffic-related offences. General Him Yan, deputy National Police chief in

  • Siem Reap’s $18M zoo said to educate public, help wildlife

    Angkor Wildlife and Aquarium Co Ltd has invested $18 million in a zoo in Siem Reap province, which will be opened in October to educate and promote animal conservation as well as attract national and international tourists. Currently, the Angkor Wildlife and Aquarium is building the

  • Volunteer scheme to foster ‘virtuous’ humanitarian spirit

    A senior education official said volunteer work contributes to solidarity and promotes a virtuous humanitarian spirit among the youth and communities. Serei Chumneas, undersecretary of state at the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport, made the comment during the opening of a training programme called “

  • Chinese firms unveil preliminary results on metro, monorail for capital

    Minister of Public Works and Transport Sun Chanthol and representatives from China Road and Bridge Corp (CRBC) and its parent company, the state-owned China Communications Construction Co Ltd (CCCC), met on June 24 for talks on results of the firms’ preliminary study on a potential metro

  • Nestle’s debut may spur dairy market

    Leading confectionery manufacturer Nestle plans to invest in Cambodia by setting up an operation in the near future, a move majorly hailed by local dairy farmers as a means of boosting the fresh milk market in the Kingdom. During a visit by a delegation led

  • ACLEDA, WU to enable global money transfers

    Cambodia's largest commercial bank by total assets ACLEDA Bank Plc and global money transfer firm Western Union (WU) have partnered to offer customers cross-border money transfers to 200 countries via “ACLEDA mobile” app. In Channy, president and group managing director of ACLEDA, said the June 22 agreement