The president of the Royal Academy of Cambodia yesterday announced internal restructuring aimed at increasing the level of professionalism in the institute.
RAC president Sok Touch said that inactivity and nepotism continue to plague it.
“I will remove two or three department directors at the Institute of Humanity and Social Sciences because I warned them many times,” Mr Touch said. “If you are too lazy to go to work, stay at home. If you know who you are, please resign and let others more capable do it.”
He said that RAC officials will need to step up their efforts in ensuring the organisation’s professionalism in the field of science.
“Let’s give this opportunity to hard-working officials. I will prepare new recruits for the positions,” he said. “We must dare to work hard here at RAC.”
He said that more than 20 RAC officials have been sacked for not doing their jobs during his tenure that began about one year ago.
“This is an issue that needs to be finished,” he said. “I don’t care who you are, but do your work as a researcher.”
Last year, Mr Touch began his tenure following the promotion of Khlot Thida to be a personal adviser to Prime Minister Hun Sen.
San Chey, executive director of Affiliated Network For Social Accountability, said that officials in any governing body must uphold professionalism.
“Leaders must distribute work to their subordinates equally, with no discrimination or nepotism,” Mr Chey said.