Phnom Penh (FN), May. 3 – Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Manet underlined that in the past eight months, he stayed up late until 1 a.m. to monitor news online in order to address the people's concerns and provide solutions for them.

The premier spoke on Friday (May 3) during the 6th meeting with journalists at Koh Pich Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Samdech Thipadei underscored, "In the past eight months, I have worked with relevant authorities at both national and sub-national levels to promptly address numerous issues for the people. This has been made possible by receiving valuable information from all journalists, including our citizens who may not obtain licenses or be professional journalists. As an individual, I am a citizen capable of documenting and disseminating information."

Samdech Thipadei noted that the spirit of mutual assistance within our society is flourishing, showcasing a commendable revival. This underscores the importance of nurturing a collective culture of aiding one another in the name of humanity. Presently, the freedom of the press and the interests of the Royal Government are safeguarded, ensuring the rights and freedoms of individuals. It is crucial that the people's desire to assist each other is transformed into a unified force capable of timely aid.

Premier Hun Manet also stated that, "Last night, the Royal Government received information from me. Besides signing messages, I sometimes follow the news, browse Facebook, and look into other issues. Sometimes I come across issues myself, while other times they are brought to my attention by others. Wherever there's a problem, we act promptly. Some provincial governors even receive information from me at 1 a.m., and by 7 a.m. the next morning, they report back that the issue has been addressed. However, to expedite this process and better serve the people, we need to encourage more information sharing so we can swiftly resolve issues."

On the occasion, Samdech Thipadei added that in the past, when he identified a problem, he might have had some input, but it was Samdech Techo Hun Sen who would ultimately find the solution. However, most of the time, Samdech Techo would take a break around 1 or 2 a.m. Now, when issues arise, there's no choice but to address them personally. Nevertheless, it's crucial to note that not all information is guaranteed to be accurate.