Government Bans Selling and Consuming Alcohols Before and On Election Day

The Royal Government of Cambodia has made public a directive banning selling and consuming alcohol a day before and on the polling day of the Commune/Sangkat Council Election.

The directive was signed last Friday by Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen.

The ban will be effective on June 3-4, 2017 with an aim to maintain security and avoid violence, threats, intimidation, traffic accidents alongside other social crimes, said the directive.

Ministries, institutions, military police, national police and local authorities at all levels are advised to instruct their subordinates, Cambodian people and foreigners to respect the ban so that the election is conducted in a smooth, free, fair and non-violent manner, it added.

Cambodia is undergoing the 14-day campaign for the fourth local election running until June 2 partaken by twelve political parties for 1,646 communes and Sangkat throughout the country.

Roughly 7.8 million of Cambodians have registered for the voting.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press