Minister of Interior Sar Kheng called on the people to play their role in maintaining national peace and stability ahead of several major historical events that Cambodia is preparing to host, such as the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games this May.

He reiterated that taking part in Cambodia’s democratic process is also an important duty that falls to the public, and urged all citizens on the voter list to cast their ballots.

The minister made the call while presiding over a February 19 ceremony marking the achievements of Wat Moni Raksmey Prey Tbeng pagoda in Prey Veng province’s Kamchay Mear district.

He went on to highlight the success of the current government in bringing stability and peace to the Kingdom.

“Our internationally recognised response to the Covid-19 pandemic was another notable accomplishment, as was the successful hosting of last year’s ASEAN summits. I want everyone to prepare for upcoming national events – especially the 32nd SEA Games, which we will host for the first time in our history,” he said.

Sar Kheng advised local authorities to cooperate with the people to implement the safe village-commune policy to meet the government’s vision of a prosperous and peaceful nation.

“National peace and stability are the core achievements of the government, and provided the opportunity for all other development, including the achievements that we mark today,” he added.

National Election Committee (NEC) spokesman Som Sorida also called on all citizens to participate in the election. He claimed that the July general election will be free and fair, with the NEC ensuring transparency for all political parties, and the public.