December 10, 2022

Cambodia Marks 29th Constitution Day

Cambodia today commemorates the 29th anniversary of the official promulgation of the Constitution, the country’s supreme law (Sept. 24, 1993 – Sept. 24, 2022).
Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen and National Assembly (NA) President Samdech Akka Moha Ponhea Chakrei Heng Samrin sent separate congratulatory messages on the occasion.
The national Constitution was historically created in 1993, after the Paris Peace Agreement of Oct. 23, 1991 on a joint solution to end the Cambodian crisis and the organisation of the first elections under the auspices of United Nations Transitional Authority in Cambodia (UNTAC) on May 23-28, they recalled.
On Sept. 24, 1993, in the Tevea Vinichay Pavilion in the Royal Palace, His Majesty Preah Bat Samdech Preah Norodom Sihanouk, the late King-Father, signed the Royal Decree promulgating the Constitution of the Kingdom of Cambodia, they added.
All laws and decisions of state institutions must be in strict accordance with the Constitution, they underlined, quoting some key points clearly stated in the Constitution such as Cambodia must strictly abide by the constitutional monarchy, liberal democracy, pluralism and the separation of powers between the legislature, the executive and the judiciary.
NA President Samdech Heng Samrin said as the legislative body, the NA in the past 29 years has fulfilled its role in accordance with the Constitution and the laws in force in fulfilling its core duties of overseeing legislation, monitoring implementation of the laws, and representing the citizens. The NA has passed more than 400 laws to meet the needs of society in the areas of politics, economy, society, trade and international relations.
“On behalf of the National Assembly, I would like to thank all the national and international organisations, especially my compatriots, for respecting the Constitution and maintaining peace so that the nation can prosper,” Samdech Heng Samrin said.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press