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CSC and RSA Wrap up Leadership Course for Cambodian Officials

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Mr Michael Tan, Singapore Ambassador in Cambodia, handing the certificate to an official who graduated from the two-week programme. KT/Taing Rinith

On Friday, the Civil Service College and the Royal School of Administration at iCON professional Building hosted a closing ceremony of a leadership course

for senior officials from the Cambodian government.

Supported by the Singapore Embassy in Cambodia, the two-week programme provided the attendees, the department heads and their deputies from 9 ministries, with practical skills, knowledge and advices associated with leading people and organisations.

Mr Youk Bonna, Director of the Royal School of Administration speaking at the ceremony. KT/Taing Rinith

The lectures and training, aimed at promoting good public services and governance in Cambodia, were given by Dr. Lim Peng Soon and Dr. Christopher Koh, two experts in the field from Singapore.

According to the organisers, 88 trainees attended the course from Feb 17 to Feb 28, and 81 of them graduated from the programme and were awarded their certificates.

“I am very thankful to the Singapore Embassy in Cambodia and our Singaporean counterparts for making this happen in order to improve our officials’ competence and efficiency”, said Mr Youk Bonna, Director of RSA and Public Services Ministry spokesman.

Photo session at the closing ceremony. KT/Taing Rinith

Mr Bonna added the leadership course was a great contribution to Cambodian taxpayers, who are increasing demanding better services from the government.

“It is true that some services are now better than before, but the people’s demands do not remain in one place, so all officials have to keep improving their work,” he said. “Like what Samdech Prime Minister has mentioned recently, the government officials are people’s servants, not their boss.”

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