Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - NEC postpones training for officers

NEC postpones training for officers

Content image - Phnom Penh Post
The NEC has not been able to confirm a training schedule, which could be delayed until October. NEC

NEC postpones training for officers

The National Election Committee (NEC) has held off on training 510 officers who were selected in March to manage the city and provincial election work on contract, because the annual election registration for this year may be postponed due to Covid-19.

NEC spokesman Hang Puthea told The Post on Monday that the NEC had not yet been able to confirm a training schedule because it could be delayed until October.

“We are not sure yet. So if you ask me about the schedule, I cannot give you an answer as yet. Nobody can,” he said.

The selection of officials under contract was to handle the functions such as the registration for elections this year.

“First, we select them through examinations. After the selection, we have to train them, and once this is done, their training continues during the voter registration process,” he said.

Puthea said the prolonged training is essential for the NEC to have access to qualified officials. Although the training procedure remains the same each year, some parts have been updated.

He said the responsibility of the NEC is to organise the regular process of voter registration and that officers on contract who were selected by the NEC are a complementary force to ensure good control of the annual registration list.

“Anyone who knows election processes will pass the examination. For those who do not have the listed capabilities, the NEC considers their experience, knowledge and responsibility in carrying out the work too,” he said.

The NEC has set up 13 sub-committees to conduct examinations at the city and provincial election secretariats, to recruit officers on contract, Puthea said.

MOST VIEWED

  • Cambodia to waive quarantine requirements Nov 15, no PCR test required

    Prime Minister Hun Sen has decided to lift all quarantine requirements for fully vaccinated travellers and visitors – both Cambodians and foreign nationals – effective from November 15 onward. In a special message addressed to officials and relevant authorities on November 14, Hun Sen said this policy will enable

  • PM: No more quarantine for vaccinated travellers

    Cambodia is lifting all quarantine requirements for vaccinated inbound travellers entering Cambodia by air, waterway or land border checkpoints effective from November 15. Travellers will be required to take a rapid antigen test on arrival rather than waiting for the results of the lengthier polymerase chain

  • No payment required for travellers taking rapid Covid tests on arrival

    Ministry of Health officials said there would be no payment required for the rapid Covid-19 tests given to travellers who arrive in Cambodia from November 15 onwards after the quarantine requirement is lifted for fully vaccinated people. Health ministry spokeswoman Or Vandine told The Post on

  • General’s gun smuggling ring busted

    The Military Police sent six military officers to court on November 22 to face prosecution for possession of 105 illegal rifles and arms smuggling, while investigators say they are still hunting down additional accomplices. Sao Sokha, deputy commander of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces and commander of

  • More Cambodians studying in US

    The number of Cambodian students studying at US colleges and universities in 2020-21 increased by 14.3 per cent over the previous year despite the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a recent US government report. The 2021 Open Doors report on International Educational Exchange showed that 848 Cambodian students studied

  • Cambodia, Thailand to discuss border reopening

    Cambodian authorities from provinces along the Cambodia-Thailand border will meet with Thai counterparts to discuss reopening border checkpoints to facilitate travel, transfer of products and cross-border trade between the two countries. Banteay Meanchey provincial deputy governor Ly Sary said on November 22 that the provincial administration