We the Cabinet of the Municipality of Phnom Penh, feel compelled to break our normal
silence by responding to the erroneous Phnom Penh Post article titled; "Hun
Sen Loyalists Take Key Post as Rumors Fly." The Phnom Penh Post's front-page
unsigned article of Friday November 12, 1999, goes well beyond what can be considered
That article is totally inaccurate and contains several completely false statements.
Instead of praising the maturity of our government for its cooperation between all
levels it is suggesting possibilities of rumors which even they admit are without
The appointment of H.E. Chea Sophara as Governor was based on the fact that he is
perhaps the most competent chief administrator this city has been led by in a long
time. We need to make sure you know that it is the competence and character of the
appointee that made it possible. As career employees in the city we are in a very
good position to be aware of the skills of Governor Chea Sophara and we join with
His Majesty the King who appointed him.
The Cabinet , Municipality of Phnom Penh