Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Pursat governor to meet with citizens two days per week




Pursat governor to meet with citizens two days per week

Content image - Phnom Penh Post
Pursat provincial governor Mao Thornin says as an official, he must prioritise people’s needs. Photo supplied

Pursat governor to meet with citizens two days per week

Pursat provincial governor Mao Thornin has committed two days per week to meet with citizens at the local provincial hall in order to solve their problems and disputes, saying that as an official he must prioritise the people’s needs.

Since his arrival in the province, he has asked the people in the province to consider him and his wife as part of their extended family.

Thornin told The Post on Monday that he plans to solve people’s issues using two mechanisms.

“The first is to solve issues in the way a family does and the other is by disseminating education, especially on legal issues, which people are not usually fully aware of,” he said.

He said he has solved disputes and problems using these two mechanisms successfully, which are inspired by the win-win policy introduced by Prime Minister Hun Sen.

Thornin said citizens are very happy to attend his problem-solving sessions, which include domestic and land disputes, divorce matters and others.

“We have already used these mechanisms, it is very effective. We follow the policy of our government, which means the official is the servant of the citizen, in compliance with the instructions of Prime Minister Hun Sen.

“Therefore, in order to serve the citizen well, we have to meet them. We, as leaders at the provincial level and in our families, have the obligation to serve the citizens. We carry out this work from the beginning to the end no matter what their requests,” he said.

Citizens, Thornin said, must always trust and believe in the provincial leadership, and they should come to the provincial hall if they have an issue.

He said while solving a case, if there were some issues that were not reasonable or if another party to a dispute is absent, he would escalate it to the district level.

“If the district-level intervention still doesn’t satisfy the citizens and they do not accept it, the district will report it to the provincial level. Then, I will prepare the mechanisms to solve the problem.

“I will go down to the commune where the problem originated and invite the people there that know the issue well to gather in a meeting at the commune hall to discuss a resolution,” Thornin said.

MOST VIEWED

  • First Khmer woman to pass out of West Point

    The life of a soldier certainly isn’t for everyone. The training is gruelling, the hours long and there’s no room for excuses. On top of that, soldiers must be ready to respond to sudden threats at a moment’s notice. Just ask Sithyka

  • Tourists urged not to skip trip

    The Ministry of Tourism has called on international tourists not to cancel trips to Cambodia, but urged them to adhere to several dos and don’ts when arriving in the Kingdom during the Covid-19 pandemic. The ministry released an eight-point instruction manual on Wednesday published

  • The taxman cometh – Cambodia’s capital gains tax casts the net on individual taxpayers

    In a country where only limited personal income tax existed, the new taxation law beginning January 1, 2021, will make taxpayers out of Cambodians, whether they are ready for it or not About two years ago, a little known amendment was made to Article 7 of the Law

  • Cambodian-American gets Star Trek treatment

    Kevin Ung, a Cambodian-American whose family escaped genocide during the Khmer Rouge’s reign of terror, was recently selected from thousands of applicants to participate in the Television Academy Foundation’s inaugural 2020 Star Trek Command Training Programme, a course intended to give hands-on filmmaking experience

  • Cambodia seeks to be transport hub

    Cambodia is working on several fronts to modernise its transport infrastructure and services, concentrating on opening new international gates to relieve and balance traffic congestion at its borders, Minister of Public Works and Transport Sun Chanthol said on Thursday. This is part of the Kingdom’

  • Deminers unearth ancient lion statue

    Cambodia Mine Action Centre (CMAC) director-general Heng Ratana told The Post on Tuesday that a statue of a lion was found by mine clearance experts while they were digging for a development project. It was sent to the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts last