Engaging Corporate Sector in Addressing Illicit Drug in Cambodia

Royal Government of Cambodia has recently engaged private sector in its national campaign to crack down the traffic and use of illicit drug across Cambodia.

Toward the mentioned spirit, Samdech Kralahom Sar Kheng, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior organised a meeting late last week with almost 3,000 representatives from the corporate sector at Koh Pich Convention and Exhibition Centre here in Phnom Penh.

As highlighted by Samdech Sar Kheng, the issue of illicit drug is so essential that collective effort is required to address it, although Cambodia is not a producing country.

Illicit drug, he added, does not only devastate health, social image and future of the users – commonly youth who are the successor of Cambodia’s development – but also affects social security and national development.

National campaign to address the issue has been launched with remarkable progress, and now it arrives a stage to engage the corporate sector, especially to cure and rehabilitated affected people.

With the green light from Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Samdech Sar Kheng is coordinating the formation of corporate association to fund treatment and rehabilitation of illicit drug victims.

A leading Cambodian businessperson Neak Oknha Kith Meng, President of the Cambodia Chamber of Commerce (CCC), was nominated to lead the corporate association.

For the first three months of 2017, the Royal Government of Cambodia cracked down 2,674 cases related to illicit drug and arrested over 6,000 suspects.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press