The Prime Minister Warns Institutions Where Officials Take Anti-Aging Pills but Do Not Retire – Monday, 17.8.2009
The Mirror, Vol. 13, No. 626
“Phnom Penh: The Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia seriously warned the leadership of some ministries and state institutions that do not report about retiring officials.
“The serious warning was made during a meeting of the Council of Ministers on 14 August 2009, because Prime Minister Samdech Hun Sen had not received reports about officials who arrive at their retiring age, but if there were reports, they included only officials who do not have much power and money.
“The Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, Samdech Akkak Moha Senapadei Dekchor Hun Sen, gravely warned, ‘I don’t know why the computers [producing the retirement lists] include only poor officials who do not have money and power; the computers pick them up, though they have not reached their retirment age. But for officials who have support, have power, and have much money, the computers do not list them for retirement.’
“Samdech emphasized, ‘It is because these computers are controlled by people; they are not cleverer than the people [who control them]. Why do people, who have arrived at retiring age, not retire?’ Samdech said, ‘If we let such casees continue, how can reforms progress, while there is no reform made from the base? Where can the meaning of the saying “Young Bamboos Replaces Old Bamboos” be found, while people approaching retirement age do not retire?’
“In the meantime, Prime Minister Samdech Hun Sen encourages all ministers to produce clear reports about officials who reach retirement age, and send them directly to him.
“It should be remembered that, at present, many graduates complain about the shortage of job opportunities, while some ministries and state institutions said that they have a sufficient number of officials. Therefore, students graduating in the country and coming back from studies abroad find it difficult to find jobs, both in the state and in the private sector. In January 2009, some civil society organizations had found thirteen names of officials of the Ministry of Education who take anti-aging pills [mocking] and do not retire.
“The findings of these civil society organizations mentined above is just a small part of the problem, and only in one institution, and it does not cover observations at other institutions; so it is not known how many officials at other places ‘take anti-aging pills’ and do not retire.
“Also, Prime Minister Samdech Hun Sen mentioned some institutions directly during the meeting of the Council of Ministers, institutions that commit serious corruption.”Kampuchea Thmey, Vol.8, #2024, 16-17.8.2009
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Monday, 17 August 2009
Deum Ampil, Vol.3, #264, 16-17.8.2009
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- The Government Will Invite Community Representatives [from 19 provinces and cities] Suffering from Problems Related to Resources of Land and Nature, to Discuss and to Find Solutions Early This Week
Kampuchea Thmey, Vol.8, #2024, 16-17.8.2009
- The Prime Minister Warns Institutions Where Officials Take Anti-Aging Pills but Do Not Retire
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- Crematoriums in Phnom Penh Are Ordered by the Phnom Penh Municipality to Be Demolished Step by Step
Khmer Amatak, Vol.10, #638, 17.8.2009
- Community Forestry Committees in Two Provinces [Pursat and Kompong Chhnang] Ask the Government to Cancel Land Concessions for Tens of Thousands of Hectares
Khmer Machas Srok, Vol.3, #470, 16-18.8.2009
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Koh Santepheap, Vol.42, #6730, 17.8.2009
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- After Nearly Two Months of No Rain, Heavy Rain Came with Lightnings Which Killed Two People [Pursat]
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Rasmei Kampuchea, Vol.17, #4974, 16-17.8.2009
- Thailand Sends Warships and Marines to Kut Island, to Oppose Oil Exploration by the Total Petroleum Company [according to information from Bangkok, the Thai navy established a new base on Kut Island in Trat Province, to strengthen patrolling, after Cambodia had awarded the French Total company a concession to explore oil in a region that Thailand considers to be disputed – and Cambodia has suddenly refused to sign the contract with Total after years of negotiations, without giving a reason publicly]
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Sereypheap Thmey, Vol.17, #1773, 17.8.2009
- A Sand Dredging Company in the Keo Phos Region in Sihanoukville Is Violating [Prime Minister] Hun Sen’s Order [to halt sand dredging]
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