Prime Minister Hun Sen ordered the Education Ministry to instruct all universities that students get a three-day break so they can vote in the national election.
Speaking at a graduation ceremony in Phnom Penh on Friday, June 22, the premier said that each university must allow its students to get days off for the vote. “The Education Ministry should announce this to all universities.”
Sunday, July 29, is Election Day and students who cast their ballots in the provinces won’t be able to return to classes by Monday, so the PM wants July 28 through July 30 to be school-free.
Mr Hun Sen also spoke with the Garment Manufacturers Association of Cambodia about the same issue. The Labour Ministry issued a letter last week saying that all enterprise owners should allow their employees paid time off from July 28 to 30 to make it easier for them to travel together.