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Sar Kheng floats public administration reform

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Interior Minister Sar Kheng

Interior Minister Sar Kheng on Tuesday said the Kingdom’s public administration needs to be strengthened in order to maintain political stability should there be a change of government.

Mr Kheng made the statement during a speech at a forum on legislation and government reform in Phnom Penh.

“We need to have a strong enough public administration system so that when the political system changes, the status quo can still be maintained,” he said. “If the system is not strong when there is a change in government, there could be setbacks in the Kingdom.”

Mr Kheng said Thailand has a strong system that allowed them to maintain economic growth during periods of political uncertainty.

“What is our purpose regarding reforms on public administration? For me, I want to have a strong public administration system that has good quality,” he said. “We should learn from their country.”

The forum Mr Kheng attended focused on reforms across numerous sectors, including justice, economy and public service.

Aun Pornmoniroth, Minister of Economy and Finance, on Tuesday said the government is aiming to conduct reforms in order to promote capabilities, strengthen transparency and improve governance.

Full story in Thursday’s paper

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