PM calls for Covid vigilance during municipal elections

Prime Minister Hun Sen. MPS

Prime Minister Hun Sen called for vigilance in the face of Covid-19 during the June 5 communal elections, despite the absence of new cases reported for nearly a month, and thanked the serving communal councilors for their work during their mandate.

In a special audio message to the nation on June 3, Hun Sen called on the public to carry hand sanitizer, wear masks and keep their distance when going to vote. The Prime Minister reiterated that there would be a ban on the sale and consumption of alcohol on June 4 and 5.

He also took the opportunity to thank outgoing municipal councilors across the country for carrying out their work through the difficult times of Covid-19, “without political discrimination”.

“These municipal councillors, elected in 2017, have served and protected the population very well. It was the village and township officials who made solid preparations for our people to receive the vaccine,” Hun Sen said.

During the floods that swept through the capital and provinces such as Kampong Speu, Battambang and Banteay Meanchey, “our communal officials did their best to serve people in their jurisdictions, even if the closures forced them to work harder” , he said, stressing that their actions must be remembered, as well as their dedication to the fight against Covid.

He also thanked all political parties for abiding by the law and following the instructions of the National Election Committee as well as other duties related to the elections.

“I hope all political parties will unite to make our country’s multi-party democratic process a success until the elections on June 5, and I hope we can all accept the results,” he said. .

Joan D. Boling