PM: Cambodia Works Hard to Promote Human Rights Respect

Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen has reaffirmed that the Royal Government of Cambodia had done a lot to enhance human rights respect.

At the Western University's graduation ceremony this morning, the Premier said actually, the Royal Government had done a lot, but promoted less (what it had done) in terms of human rights.

We reached the current socio-economic development because we have rights: freedom to training, freedom to career ..., he underlined.

Samdech Techo Hun Sen also announced to create a special financial package to support the competent officials who will defend human rights report at the United Nations Human Rights Office in Geneva, Switzerland.

I will soon issue a directive to all concerned government institutions to make a full human rights report []. I will authorize a separate budget for travel, food and accommodation for them [], he added.

Besides, Samdech Techo Prime Minister reacted against UN Human Rights' concern over the rights of ethnic minorities, stressing that Cambodia is among the countries that had achieved well on this issue.

Samdech Techo Hun Sen said that all ethnic minority groups have been treated as Cambodian citizens, they have enjoyed their freedom of expression, their rights to vote, to run an election, to education and other rights.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press