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Officials discuss security plan

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The Interior Ministry yesterday held a meeting to review a draft of the National Police’s 2019-2023 Strategic Plan and ministry officials provided input on what can be done to ensure security and public order over the coming years.

Ngy Chanphal, a secretary of state with the Interior Ministry, said after the meeting that a portion of the draft was adjusted to cope with the current social situation.

“It is a five-year plan that details the tasks of each unit under the National Police,” Mr Chanphal said. “In the process of drafting the strategic plan, all related officials were encouraged to point out mistakes and the shortcomings of the police.”

He said that though the National Police made significant achievements in the past five years, challenges remained.

“We compared the results of the last five-year plan with the plan itself. We then identified problems and discussed solutions,” Mr Chanphal said. “There needs to be some changes made to the draft strategic plan to cope with current trends. We will continue to meet until we all agree on a final draft.”

Lieutenant General Chhay Kim Khoeun, spokesman for the National Police, yesterday said the current draft outlines topics such as national security, public order and professionalism.

“The current draft consists of five main objectives and lists 43 strategies aiming to ensure national security, defend the country’s sovereignty and its territorial integrity,” Lt Gen Kim Khoeun said.

“It is also designed to lay out concrete plans for our police officers to follow to maintain public order, protect what the nation has achieved, serve its people and improve the effectiveness of the police,” he added.

Yong Kim Eng, president of the People Centre for Development and Peace, yesterday urged the National Police to gather input for the strategic plan from all parties.

“To achieve drafting the strategic plan for the next five years, I think it is important to look at the problems that police have encountered and get them solved,” Mr Kim Eng said. “I call for all those in the top units, especially chiefs of central departments and commissioners, to put forward ideas about what the goals are and start from there.”

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