Cambodian PM Calls for More Support to Anti-drug Campaign

Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen appealed this morning to the religious institution, especially the Buddhist followers and monks, and the public to take part in the royal government’s anti-drug campaign.

Addressing to the inauguration ceremony of religious achievements in Prek Pra pagoda located in Khan Chbar Ampov, Phnom Penh, Samdech Techo Hun Sen said this campaign will be successful only with the participation from all milieus.

“The royal government has 15 million children, there’re generally some loopholes, but parents who have only a few children have to monitor them well, if not the parents are to blame , and the monks should contribute to educating people about drugs and traffic accidents in their teachings ,” he underlined.

Samdech Techo Hun Sen affirmed the continuation of this anti-drug campaign launched in early this year by the Ministry of Interior.

Last year, the competent authorities cracked down on 4,191 drug cases, arresting some 9,800 suspects and seizing over 175 kilogrammes of drugs. There are currently about 18,554 drug addicts in Cambodia, according to National Police General Commissariat’s report.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press