Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - CITA granted permit for five-province rally

CITA granted permit for five-province rally

Content image - Phnom Penh Post
CITA adviser Rong Chhun (centre) meets with its members and activists in Siem Reap in November. RONG CHHUN VIA FB

CITA granted permit for five-province rally

The Ministry of Interior has granted permission to the Cambodian Independent Teachers Association (CITA) to hold a procession to promote social morality.

The parade will pass through the capital and four provinces with about 50 participants in early February, according to a January 26 letter from interior minister Sar Kheng to CITA president Ouk Chhayavy.

The letter said the association is permitted to organise the February 1 convoy, which will begin in Phnom Penh and head to Pursat province, passing through Kandal, Kampong Speu and Kampong Chhnang provinces. The permission came at the request of CITA’s January 16 letter.

The minister requested that the CITA president cooperate with the Phnom Penh municipal administration and relevant provincial administrations to determine the route and its start and finish points, in order to ensure traffic flow and public safety. The rally must also comply with the Ministry of Health’s infectious disease preventative measures.

CITA adviser Rong Chhun said he had received a permit from the interior ministry. On behalf of the CITA, he thanked Sar Kheng and the interior ministry for allowing the association to hold the rally.

Chhun said he would like to see more state institutions following in the footsteps of Sar Kheng and cooperating with similar events, without attempting to paint them as political in nature.

“We, as an association, are grateful to Sar Kheng for allowing us to meet and march as planned. We would like to see a culture of giving permission for such parades. The municipal and provincial authorities should follow his example,” he added.

He confirmed that the association would ask the authorities of each province to cooperate with them on route planning and traffic management.

The pilgrimage will begin from the statue of Grandmother Penh at Wat Phnom and will end at the historical resting place of Khlaing Moeung in Pursat province.


  • Wing Bank opens new branch in front of Orkide The Royal along Street 2004

    Wing Bank celebrates first anniversary as commercial bank with launch of brand-new branch. One year since officially launching with a commercial banking licence, Wing Bank on March 14 launched a new branch in front of Orkide The Royal along Street 2004. The launch was presided over by

  • Siem Reap airport to close after new one opens

    After the new Siem Reap-Angkor International Airport (SAI) opens in October, the existing complex serving the northwestern province will be “completely closed”, according to State Secretariat of Civil Aviation (SSCA) spokesman Sin Chansereyvutha. SAI developer Angkor International Airport Investment (Cambodia) Co Ltd (AIAI) last month

  • Girl from Stung Meanchey dump now college grad living in Australia

    After finishing her foundational studies at Trinity College and earning a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Melbourne in 2022, Ron Sophy, a girl who once lived at the Stung Meanchey garbage dump and scavenged for things to sell, is now working at a private

  • Rare plant fetches high prices from Thai, Chinese

    Many types of plants found in Cambodia are used as traditional herbs to treat various diseases, such as giloy or guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia) or aromatic/sand ginger (Kaempferia galangal) or rough cocklebur (Xanthium Strumartium). There is also a plant called coral, which is rarely grown

  • Ministry using ChatGPT AI to ‘ease workload’; Khmer version planned

    The Digital Government Committee is planning to make a Khmer language version of popular artificial intelligence (AI) technology ChatGPT available to the public in the near future, following extensive testing. On March 9, the Ministry of Post and Telecommunications revealed that it has been using the

  • Cambodia returns 15M Covid jabs to China

    Prime Minister Hun Sen said Cambodia will return 15 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines to China for donation to other countries. The vaccines in question were ordered but had not yet arrived in Cambodia. While presiding over the Ministry of Health’s annual meeting held on