Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - PM calls for security, public order throughout Water Festival

PM calls for security, public order throughout Water Festival

Content image - Phnom Penh Post
The celebration of Water Festival in Kampong Thom province. PROVINCIAL ADMINISTRATION

PM calls for security, public order throughout Water Festival

As the Water Festival kicked off on November 7 and will continue until November 9, Prime Minister Hun Sen called for all authorities and the armed forces to ensure security and public order for the Cambodian people who have already set off for their holiday destinations across the country.

In a November 7 social media post, Hun Sen said that although the water festival was set for November 7-9, Phnom Penh will not organise events due to the fact that the capital is to host the ASEAN summit and related meetings from November 10-13.

Hun Sen said that this week the government is busy welcoming high-level delegations to the Kingdom, but traditional boat racing will still be held in some provinces.

“I call on the authorities and armed forces at all levels to be mindful that security is provided and public order is maintained to make sure that the public enjoy Water Festival events in all provinces where they are organised,” he added.


  • Ministry orders all schools, public and private, to close for SEA Games

    From April 20 to May 18, all public and private educational institutions will be closed to maintain order and support Cambodia's hosting of the 32nd SEA Games and 12th ASEAN Para Games, said a directive from the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport. Cambodia will host the

  • Almost 9K tourists see equinox sunrise at Angkor Wat

    Nearly 9,000 visitors – including 2,226 international tourists – gathered at Angkor Wat on March 21 to view the spring equinox sunrise, according to a senior official of the Siem Reap provinical tourism department. Ngov Seng Kak, director of the department, said a total of 8,726 people visited Angkor Wat to

  • Angkor Beer strengthens national pride with golden new look and fresher taste

    Angkor Beer – the "Gold of Angkor" – has a new look, one that is more stylish and carries a premium appeal, as well as a fresher taste and smoother flavour, making it the perfect choice for any gathering. Angkor Beer recently launched its new design, one

  • PM urges end to ‘baseless’ international Ream base accusations

    Prime Minister Hun Sen urges an end to “baseless” foreign accusations surrounding the development of the Kingdom’s Ream Naval Base, as the US has consistently suggested that the base is being expanded to accommodate a Chinese military presence. Hun Sen renewed his calls while

  • Khmer ballet documentary debuts April 1

    A new documentary, The Perfect Motion, or Tep Hattha in Khmer, will premiere to the public on April 1. The documentary film follows two intertwined storylines: the creation of a show called Metamorphosis by the late Princess Norodom Buppha Devi (her very last production) and the

  • Water supply authority assures public shortages over early ‘24

    The Phnom Penh Water Supply Authority (PPWSA) asked for understanding from Phnom Penh residents in some communes where water pressure is weak. They assured residents that all supply issues will be resolved by early 2024, but have suggested that residents use water sparingly in the meantime.