Prime Minister Calls on Authorities to Pay Attention to Safety Enforcement during Pchum Ben Festival

Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen has appealed to the competent authorities at all levels to pay high attention to ensuring safety, security and public order, and to help facilitating road traffic so that people and tourists can take part in the Pchum Ben celebration throughout the country.

The Premier made the appeal on his official Facebook page this morning, the third day of the two-week-long Kan Ben Festival.

Meanwhile he called for mutual understanding, high tolerance and respect of laws among the public to guarantee safety for all, especially during this annual religious festival.

Kan Ben Festival, which is part of Pchum Ben Festival or the Festival for the Dead, one of the biggest festivals in Buddhism, started on Sept. 14 in the pagodas throughout the country.

As usual, Cambodian people go to pagodas to offer foodstuff to the monks. They believe that the monks will then convey the offering to their late ancestors.

Pchum Ben Festival, which falls on the fifteenth day of Kan Ben, is to celebrate this year on Sept. 28.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press