UN Human Rights Office for South-East Asia Welcomes the Commune/Sangkat Council Election on Sunday

The UN Human Rights Office for South-East Asia expressed its appreciation for the Commune/Sangkat Council Election held last Sunday, according to a press release AKP received here this afternoon.

The UN Human Rights Office for South-East Asia welcomed the orderly conduct of voting in the communal elections held across Cambodia on June 4, and expressed hope that the smooth and peaceful poll bodes well for the democratic process ahead of next year's general election, it said.

Ms. Katia Chirizzi, Deputy Regional Representative of the South-East Asia Office in Bangkok, shared the Office's pleasure to witness the election process, adding that Cambodian people expressed general satisfaction with the process.

The Regional Office congratulated Cambodians who turned out in exceptionally high numbers, civil society organisations that also mobilised in large numbers to scrutinise the election, all the participating political parties, and the National Election Committee on its preparations, she said.

Ms. Katia Chirizzi was also convinced that the National Election Committee will be able to deal with any election-related complaints that come to its attention in strict accordance with the law.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press