Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Woman official chosen as leader for Bokor town

Woman official chosen as leader for Bokor town

Content image - Phnom Penh Post
Ngin Phal Roth has been appointed as governor of Bokor town. FACEBOOK

Woman official chosen as leader for Bokor town

Prime Minister Hun Sen on July 29 issued a sub-decree appointing Ngin Phal Roth – formerly the administrative officer at the Council of Ministers – as governor of the recently established Bokor town of Kampot province.

Gender and Development in Cambodia (GADC) executive director Ros Sopheap applauded the government for putting a woman in a leadership role.

“The appointment of a woman to Bokor town governor is good. It agrees with the government’s announced principle of increasing the number of women in leadership roles. This is a good move, but that will depend on the capacity of the individual who has been given the responsibility of leadership, too,” she said.

Phal Roth could not be reached for comment.

The government issued sub-decree No 38 in March establishing Bokor town, which consists of three communes – Boeung Touk, Koh Touch and Prek Thnaot.

With the creation of the new town, the National Election Committee (NEC) held an election on July 25 to elect the Bokor town council. NEC said voting was for the 17 council members of the three communes.

Four political parties – the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP), Cambodian Nationality Party, Cambodian Youth Party and Funcinpec – took part in the election, with the CPP winning all the 17 votes.

NEC said the election was monitored by political party agents, election observers and journalists to ensure accuracy and transparency. No ballot papers were invalid.

NEC said the election process proceeded smoothly and in accordance with the law, regulations and procedures, working calendar and standard letters. Election officials also implemented Covid-19 preventative measures at all polling stations.

MOST VIEWED

  • WHO: Covid in Cambodia goes into new phase

    The World Health Organisation (WHO) in Cambodia said that Cambodia has reached a new phase of the pandemic with “decreasing case numbers, high vaccination coverage and a more transmissible circulating variant threatening a hidden surge”. In a press release on September 6, the WHO said that

  • Purging Sihanoukville’s past with a new masterplan

    Amid illicit activities, haphazard development and abandoned projects, the coastal city of Sihanouk province needs a reset to move forward. A new masterplan might be the answer to shake off its seemingly mucky image to become the Shenzhen of the south Gun toting, shootouts, police

  • 'Pursue your goals, reach out to me': Young diplomat tapped as envoy to South Korea

    Chring Botum Rangsay was a secretary of state at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation before being designated as the new Cambodian ambassador to South Korea. According to her official CV published on the foreign ministry’s website, she started her first government

  • School reopening ‘offers model for other sectors’

    World Health Organisation (WHO) representative to Cambodia Li Ailan said school reopening process should be used as a role model for reopening other sectors currently mothballed by the Covid-19 pandemic. Li strongly supports the government’s decision to reopen schools, saying it is a decision

  • Tourism concerns laid bare

    To ensure the success of plans to reopen the tourism market for international visitors, Cambodia must pay utmost attention to two primary determinants – the ongoing paradigm shift in domestic tourism services towards the ‘new normal’, and the factors influencing choices of destinations among foreign holidaymakers.

  • Covid jab drive for 6-11 age group to begin Sept 17

    Prime Minister Hun Sen has permitted Covid-19 vaccinations for over 1.8 million children aged 6-11 across the country from September 17 in order for them to return to school after a long hiatus. Hun Sen also hinted that vaccinations for the 3-6 age group will follow in