The Pailin Provincial Administration is setting up a committee to handle the case of former provincial health department official Khem Monykosal, who was sacked by governor Ban Sreymom for alleged professional misconduct.
The move came after the Ministry of Civil Service wrote a letter to the governor urging her to resolve the case according to standard procedures.
A provincial level doctor, Monykosal, filed a complaint on March 24 to the ministries of health and civil service seeking their intervention.
In his letter addressed to Pailin provincial governor Ban Sreymom on March 26, Minister of Civil Service Prum Sokha advised cautious deliberation of the matter and strict adherence to the ministry’s guidelines.
“I would like to refer this complaint back to the Pailin Provincial Administration and ask them to establish a provincial committee for dispute resolution to solve this case in accordance with the law and with respect shown for all of the usual principles, standards and procedures,” he wrote.
Sokha said the procedures in question were found in articles 67 to 70 of the Royal Decree on Sub-National Administrative Human Resources and in other statutes and legal documents. He expected that the provincial governor would resolve the issue this time in a more satisfactory manner.
The governor could not be reached for comment on March 29.
Un Bunly, head of administration at the provincial hall, told The Post on March 29 that officials were preparing to set up a committee to address the issue as instructed.
“The ministry gave us 50 days and we are preparing the committee,” he said, declining to elaborate on how the committee would handle the case.
He said once the committee is established, it will be an effective way to resolve any disputes related to civil service employment in the province.
Reached for comment on March 29, Monykosal told The Post that he was happy about these developments. He hoped that his case would be resolved justly and that the provincial administration would act in the interests of justice.
“I thank the national leadership for taking the time to review the contents of my complaint and for finding a fair way to move forward in addressing this problem.
“I’m waiting to see what happens next. So far, no one has called me for questioning, so I’m just waiting,” he said.