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Civil servants to receive Pchum Ben bonus

Taing Vida / Khmer Times Share:
Offerings of food, drink and prayers are made to deceased relatives in pagoda across the country. Chor Sokunthea

The government will provide a 50,000 riel ($12.50) bonus to all civil servants for the upcoming Pchum Ben festival, according to a sub-decree issued on Thursday.

The sub-decree signed by Prime Minister Hun Sen said recipients of the bonus include legislative officials, court officials, National Police officers, prison officials of the Interior Ministry, personnel of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces, and council members of provinces, districts and communes.

Also included are village chiefs, deputy village chiefs, contract officers and employees working at the national and sub-national level, retirees, former civil servants who are disabled or unable to work, former armed forces personnel, and former National Police officials.

The bonus will be issued before the public holidays that stretches from September 27 to 29.

“This allowance is provided for each civil servant, and one time only,” the decree said.

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