Cambodia Marks 30th Anniversary of National Constitution

Cambodia this morning celebrated the 30th anniversary of the promulgation of the Constitution (Sept. 24, 1993 – Sept. 24, 2023) under the royal presidency of His Majesty Preah Bat Samdech Preah Boromneath Norodom Sihamoni, King of Cambodia.

Leaders of the executive, legislative and judicial bodies, as well as H.E. Kitti Nittikosal Pundit Im Chhun Lim, President of the Constitutional Council, accompanied His Majesty the King at the celebration held at Koh Pich Convention and Exhibition Centre in Phnom Penh.

Addressing the function, His Majesty the King expressed his appreciation for the progress of Cambodia and thanked the Constitutional Council for their efforts in fulfilling their duties.

“I always observe that the Constitutional Council is a constitutional court which has played the best and most accurate role as an arbitrator between the nation's top institutions, especially between the legislative, the executive and the judiciary,” he said.

The monarch added that from time to time, the Constitution Council runs smoothly under the guidance of the rule of law and firmly maintains a strong unity, close cooperation, honesty, mutual trust, harmony in the development of the nation.

At the same time, His Majesty the King firmly believed that under the umbrella of the Constitution, all national institutions will continue to fulfill their duties with high responsibility to achieve the 2030 and 2050 National Development Goals of becoming a strong and prosperous nation.

H.E. Kitti Nittikosal Pundit Im Chhun Lim read a report about the constitutional achievements in the past 30 years, stressing that the Constitution of Cambodia is a historical achievement approved by the Constitutional Assembly on Sept. 21, 1993 and promulgated by Preah Bat Samdech Preah Norodom Sihanouk (Preah Borom Ratanak Kaudh) on Sept. 24, 1993.

The 16-chapter Constitution of Cambodia was amended 10 times in 1994, 1999, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2014, 2018, and 2022.

Source: Agence Kampuchea Presse