Phnom Penh (FN), Jan. 28 – The spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MFAIC) of Cambodia is dismayed at and dismisses a misleading article, solely based on unverified sources of information, of a foreign radio broadcast in Khmer language on 27 January 2023, which grossly distorted the vital work of Cambodian Embassies abroad.

"First, to state the Cambodian Missions operate with political tendency and pay less attention to the workers’ well-being is baseless, biased and prejudiced. The truth is they tirelessly function to support and assist the Cambodian people abroad in accordance with the law regardless of the latter’s political affiliation," according to the statement seen by Fresh News on Saturday (Jan 28).

"Second, to allege that some officials extorted money in the embassy’s consular services is unfounded. The fact is that at a firm instruction of the MFAIC, all Missions have eliminated opportunity for third-party services, encouraged workers to submit their requests in person, and expedited the service provision. The Cambodian Embassy in Bangkok has issued the consular files on the same day upon the receipt of the demand".

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