BY BUTH REAKSMEY KONGKEA
The Royal Government of Cambodia will take superb action and measure in providing security and safety for people during the Khmer Happy New Year which will begin from 14th to 16th of April 2010 throughout the country.
Deputy Prime Minister Sar Kheng, Minister of Interior, said that to prepare for the celebration of the Khmer New Year, the Year of the Tiger, the government will take superb actions and measures in providing safety and security for the people in Cambodia.
The Deputy Prime Minister Sar Kheng continued to say that to prepare for this, the government will deploy thousands of armed forces including police, military police, soldiers and civilian officers to patrol important places or main roads in villages, communes, districts, cities and provinces across the Kingdom.
H.E. Sar Kheng has also ordered all provincial and municipal governors to work hard and speed up security preparations for the New Year, as Cambodia prepares for the Year of the Tiger.
“To provide the security, safety and public order for the whole people and celebration of the Khmer New Year, all provincial and municipal governors must strengthen the security for our people in the Kingdom. We must prevent young gangsters from troubling the popular games during the Khmer New Year,” he said during a meeting in the Ministry of Interior on April 12.
General Touch Naroth, Chief of Phnom Penh, said that to prepare for the Year of Tiger New Year Celebration, Phnom Penh Authority will deploy about 5,000 armed forces including police, military police, and civilian officers to work and patrol all streets and maintain safety where locals congregate to play traditional games around the city.
General Touch Naroth continued to say that the authority will prevent the young gangsters from troubling the popular games during the Khmer New Year and also will particularly prevent various offenses, like cases of thievery, pick-pocketing, robbing travelers, other robberies and murders, as well as traffic incidents.
“We have to suppress the use of illegal weapons and other explosives that can be dangerous to society and celebration of the New Year. We have to ensure safety, security and public order for our people in the New Year Celebration,” he told The Southeast Asia Weekly during a telephone interview on April 12.
“We hope that with our well-prepared hard work, we will able to provide the safety and security for the whole people during their celebrations of the Khmer New year in Phnom Penh,” he added. ///