CP says commune chiefs continue to discriminate

The Candlelight Party (CP) claims that communal councils, especially the second deputy of some councils, are still discriminated against by local communal authorities who do not allocate appropriate positions and workplaces to civil servants and MPs CP municipal councils.

This complaint comes after local PC members of communal councils and sub-chiefs openly criticized commune chiefs, particularly commune chiefs who served as councilors and deputies.

CP Vice President Thach Setha said yesterday that while serving as councilors and deputies in local communes across the country, there were still problems because some communes continued to discriminate against non-ruling party officials and did not assign roles and positions in accordance with the law.

“In the exercise of their role as advisers and assistants in the municipalities, there are still problems, some municipalities are still discriminated against because they are not given the right position and the right place to work, and some places are divided into different roles and functions than the law which stipulates the roles and responsibilities of the communal council, especially the second deputy,” he said.

Yong Sochea, second deputy of Kamrieng commune, Kamrieng district in Battambang province, said work in the commune where he was stationed was not provided by Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) officials in the second Deputy Head. Indeed, the municipal agents of the CPP did not fulfill their duties and according to the law, this is discriminatory.

He added that his post was appointed by the Clerk of the Deputy Commune instead, and this issue was raised at meetings of the Commune Council, but it still happened.

“As regards the work of the deputy, such as social work and public services, there are others who can carry out these functions, such as municipal assistants. I don’t think that’s legal. This so-called disregard for professional roles and what the law says,” he said.

The second deputy of Boeng Reang commune, Kamrieng district, Phan Sophat, also claimed that since she took office, she had never been assigned to visit people in the commune like officials of the commune. CPP, and that there was no transparency.

“They say they don’t like us very much, but in terms of roles and jobs, he gives us a role, but in terms of development, he doesn’t allow us to develop,” she said. declared.

She added that basic activities are closed to us, and only if we have our own budget to distribute gifts to people can we go on a Saturday or Sunday, but the commune never allows us to visit people with the team.

In response to this question, the head of the CPP of Kamrieng commune, Kamrieng district, Battambang province, Roeung Pon, affirmed that he did not discriminate against the leaders of other parties. He said he was concerned about CP officials because they seemed unsure of their job responsibilities in the commune. He said that in each commune, there are rules of procedure and that the communal deputy and the members of the council can ask questions in the event of a problem.

The same commune chief added, “The problem is that my place is open to do the job, it’s just that this job is new for a person and they may not understand how to do the job.”

At the same time, Setha called on the Ministry of Interior to issue written directives to communes and disseminate the information to communal councils or commune chiefs who are responsible for distributing the work within the councils and to the deputies of ‘properly perform their duties so that the interests of the people are protected as well as the national interest at the local level.

Joan D. Boling