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Civil servants cannot campaign during working hours: Sar Kheng

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Minister of Interior Sar Kheng speaking to National Police chief, General Neth Savoeun. KT/Chor Sokunthea

The Interior Ministry has instructed all civil servants nationwide not to use their working hours to serve any political parties during the election campaign which starts on Saturday.

Interior Minister Sar Kheng on Monday sent letter to all provincial governors asking them to advise officials to stay neutral while on duty, especially during the election campaign in which all officials had to abide by the Law on Elections.

“The civil servants must not use their working hours to conduct activities for any political parties,” Mr Kheng said. “Civil servants are prohibited from using money, materials, venues and transportation belonging to the state during election campaigns by any political parties.”

Election campaigns are due to begin on Saturday and last until July 27 and all 20 political parties contesting the election are expected to tout their platforms to attract voters.

Defence Minister Tea Banh has also advised all military units to refrain from using their state vehicles and military uniforms to partake in the election campaigns, Defence Ministry spokesman General Chhum Sucheat said in a Facebook post.

“[Tea Banh] has instructed all officials not to use vehicles, uniforms and military materials to serve election campaigns for any political parties,” Gen Sucheat said.

Full story on Wednesday’s paper

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