More than half, 538, of the 966 complaints filed to the Justice Ministry last year were resolved, while remaining ones are still being investigated, an annual report released by the ministry said yesterday.
Ministry spokesman Kim Santepheap said the complaints were filed by citizens across the country asking the ministry to intervene to solve both criminal and civil issues. These included petitions over land dispute petitions and complaints about court decisions.
Mr. Santepheap said that the ministry transferred some of the complaints to courts while it worked on others.
Am Sam Ath, senior technical supervisor for rights group Licadho, said the ministry has a responsibility to provide justice to the Kingdom. “What’s important is that the ministry should work more efficiently to solve people’s problems on time and with more transparency than it has in the past,” he said.