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Security orders issued for capital torch relay

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Phnom Penh municipal governor Khuong Sreng leads a meeting on April 20 to prepare for torch relay procession. PHOTO INFORMATION MINISTRY

Security orders issued for capital torch relay

Phnom Penh municipal governor Khuong Sreng has instructed the relevant authorities to pay close attention to maintaining security and order during the torch relay of the 32nd SEA Games and the 12th ASEAN Para Games.

The orders were issued during an April 20 meeting to prepare for torch relay. Authorities, including police and military forces from all 14 districts were in attendance, according to the Ministry of Information.

“We have waited for 64 years to host the games. Therefore, I ask the authorities in the 14 districts to pay close attention to maintain security, order and ethical conduct to ensure the solemnity of the torch relay of the 32nd SEA Games and the 12th ASEAN Para Games 2023,” he said.

The torch will make its way to Cambodia through the Trapeang Kriel-Nong Nokkhiane border gate in Stung Treng province and continue through the provinces around the Tonle Sap Lake. On the evening of April 28, the procession will arrive at Prek Anchanh Market, Bridge 12, National Road 6 in Kandal-Phnom Penh.

The Phnom Penh municipal administration will welcome the torch relay at Bridge 12, and accompany it on its final journey to the forum at Wat Phnom.

Ny Phally, representative of the Cambodia SEA Games Organising Committee (CAMSOC) will hand over the torch to the Phnom Penh municipal administration as it heads to Wat Phnom.


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