Prime Minister Hun Sen today (April 18) praised, via Facebook, that Khmer New Year ended happily and fruitfully, and wished that all travellers return home and to work safe and sound. He stated that it was the last day of free public transportation.
“Hopefully all will return home safely after visiting their parents and relatives for the Khmer New Year celebrations. I say thanks to all levels of authority that prepared for the New Year’s migrations … and to the police, who must still try to ease traffic conditions for motorists.”
He reminded people that workers and non-workers can return by state bus for free. He again admonished motorists to obey traffic laws, and not to try to hurry because many vehicle will converge on bridges and the inner city, causing congestion and elongated travel times.
Minister of the Interior Sar Kheng Facebooked his thanks to those who’d made provisions for KNY. “New Year’s festivals were held safely and enjoyably. This was achieved through the contributions of many, especially authorities at all levels.”
He also thanked the armed forces, all levels of authorities, and all others who secured the peace, “[There was] no violence or gambling, only artistic performances in public places, the playing of popular games, and dancing. This showed Khmer culture to the younger generation, so they may know and understand it, and cultivate it.”