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New Poipet area chief promises change

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Ms Chanty says she will tackle publis service problems. Supplied

The CNRP candidate to take over as commune chief in Poipet city’s Phsar Kandal commune has promised to solve public service problems for villagers.
Khun Chanty, 43, is top on the party list for the commune. Her party got 6,187 votes on Sunday to the CPP’s 4,887.
She will become chief after her party won seven of 11 seats in the commune, which the CPP had held since 2007. 
She said her commune had infrastructure problems, but she would resolve these when the CNRP ruled the country. 
“My first task after taking office is that I will improve the public services in my commune,” Ms Chanty said.
She added she would make it easier for villagers to get documents on time for working in Thailand. 
“We will make it easy for citizens to get public services from us,” she said. 
Poipet City in Banteay Meanchey province has three communes. The CNRP won two and the ruling CPP won the other. 
Som Chankea, provincial coordinator for Adhoc, said there were two reasons for the CNRP wins in Poipet. 
The first was a number of villagers affected by railway renovations. There had been 81 protests calling for resolution of the issue.
Mr Chankea said the second was related to tension between Poipet city governor Ngor Mechroun and CNRP activists on Saturday.
He said Mr Mechroun used impolite words and threatened activists. Many citizens and voters were unhappy about this. 
Mr Chankea said the CNRP would get the position of district council chief, which would be a check and balance in Poipet city, so the governor would not have free rein.

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