Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen reacted strongly to the leader of NGO working on demining sector based in Cambodia, who claimed that mines in Cambodia are expired and inactive, speaking at the closing ceremony of the National Mine Action Conference “Toward a Mine Free Cambodia, 2025” on Thursday afternoon at Peace Palace.
The reaction was made after Prime Minister Hun Sen read Fresh News article about General Director of Cambodian Mine Action Center (CMAC) Heng Ratana reacted to NGO’s claim that mines in Cambodia are inactive.
Prime Minister Hun Sen invited the NGO leader to visit and walk in the minefield to be sure whether mines are really expired and inactive.
He considered the statement of NGOs as a concern to the people’s safety, as they could become less cautious when hearing mines are expired.
Cambodians are still vulnerable to landmines.
Recently people in Preah Vihear and Banteay Meanchey provinces suffered from mines explosion, which required the Royal Government to continue solving not just landmine, but also cluster and chemical bomb.