Phnom Penh (FN), May 23 – Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Manet advised all provincial governors and relevant authorities to jointly tighten and implement the strictest measures against gangs through administrative and legal actions, aiming to prevent chaos and maintain public order and social security.

The premier spoke on Thursday (May 23) at the launching of “Roadmap for Global Health Coverage in Cambodia 2024-2035” at Sokha Phnom Penh Hotel.

"I would like to address the issue of gang violence. As the head of the Royal Government, I order all provincial governors and relevant authorities to tighten and implement the strictest actions against gangsters, particularly those using samurai swords to fight, destroy property, and cause fear among citizens," the premier underscored.

Samdech Thiapdei mentioned that social security in the villages and communes is the top priority of the Royal Government. In terms of drug, we have regular monitoring and take action. Regarding drunk-driver issue, we implement zero-tolerance policies. Therefore, the issue is eased. However, the remaining issue is the gang group who using samurai swords.

On the occasion, Samdech Thipadei requested that the Ministry of Justice review the laws related to carrying samurai swords, especially among students. The premier also called on prosecutors and the judiciary to strictly enforce the law in cases involving gang violence, ensuring high responsibility and care to improve the effectiveness of law enforcement.

Additionally, Premier Hun Manet urged guardians and parents to work diligently to educate and discipline their children, emphasizing that this task requires cooperation from both sides to achieve good results and a better future.