Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday, via a Facebook post on April 15, praised the authorities who’d organized the Sangranta (Maha Sangran, the first of the three-day KNY).
The PM thanked authorities on all levels for organizing the Sangranta so that the Khmer New Year may be enjoyed by the Cambodian people and for “… the youth and international tourists to learn more about the culture and traditions” of the Kingdom.
He advised the law enforcement branch to remain very attentive of guaranteeing public safety throughout the country, 24 hours a day.
On Thursday, April 11, Gen Neth Savoeun, chief of the National Police, told traffic police officers to enforce the law during Khmer New Year, “Police must check drivers – do not allow overloaded vehicles to use the roads. Check the speeds of cars, and arrest drivers who are under the influence of alcohol.”