Cambodian PM Calls for Joint Efforts in Country Development

Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, has urged for joint efforts in developing the country.

"We should work hard together to bring about development and progress to our poor territory," underlined the premier at the celebration of the five-year anniversary of Minebea (Cambodia) Co., Ltd., held at Phnom Penh Special Economic Zone this morning.

"Yesterday, there was a political reconciliation, which is an achievement of reconciliation between the Khmer and Khmer, therefore we have to maintain it and work together to attract foreign investors to develop our infrastructure, human resources, etc.," he said.

The Khmer can settle their problems between themselves, underlined Samdech Techo Hun Sen, calling on foreign countries not to use their foreign policy to put pressure on Cambodia.

On Dec. 2, 2016, H.E. Kem Sokha, Acting President of the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), who had been in self-detention at the CNRP's headquarters since May 26, and had been sentenced by the Phnom Penh Municipal Court to five months in prison and a fine of 800,000 Riel (Cambodian currency roughly US$200) for not having appeared in court on a sex scandal case, was granted a royal pardon at the request of Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen.

Then on Dec. 6, H.E. Kem Sokha was recognised by the National Assembly as the team leader of lawmakers from CNRP along with his two party members, H.E. Yim Sovann and H.E. Nhem Ponharith as deputy team leaders.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press