UNION activist Rong Chhun in a letter dated Wednesday lobbied Prime
Minister Hun Sen to pressure petroleum companies to lower fuel prices
to 4,000 riels per litre.
After a period of hikes, local fuel
prices have stabilised at around 5,400 riel a litre, but have not
decreased even as international crude prices dropped US$36 to around
$110 per barrel from a record highs in mid-July.
companies can[not] reject an order from the prime minister," said Rong
Chhun, the Cambodian Independent Teachers Association president. He
said skyrocketing fuel prices have dealt a major blow to already
cash-strapped civil servants.