Hun Manet: Compared with some European countries, the security in Phnom Penh is better


[INNEWS Comprehensive Report] On November 15, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Manet attended the opening ceremony of the Diamond Island to Treasure Island cross-river bridge. He revealed that having lived and studied in Europe, he had observed that security issues in some countries were even worse than those in Phnom Penh.

Hun Manet said frankly: “I don’t mean to be disparaging, I am just discussing the matter. I have studied and lived in some European countries. If compared with Phnom Penh, perhaps Phnom Penh’s security is better. In any case, Phnom Penh still needs to improve. , we must continue to work hard to maintain law and order. Here, I would like to express my appreciation for the contribution of our armed forces in maintaining law and order.”

Prime Minister Hun Manet further elaborated on this: “I would like to instruct the Phnom Penh Municipal Government to continue to implement the ‘rural safety’ policy, strengthen the maintenance of social order and public security, severely crack down on cases of theft and robbery, and ensure the safety of people and domestic and foreign tourists. At the same time, We need to work closely with various ministries and agencies, especially the Ministry of Tourism, to jointly address challenges and promote the development of tourism.”

He also expressed his gratitude to the police chiefs and gendarmes of Phnom Penh City and various provinces for their active actions in implementing the “rural security” policy and achieving orderly security in the countryside. Think back to Cambodia in the 1990s, when robbery was a rampant problem and a professional team was even formed to carry out robberies in various places.

Now, however, the security situation in Cambodia has greatly improved, and Hun Manet is proud of it.