… I wish to stress on this point as it is the most important subject in the expectation that we are starting a new phase of guaranteeing village and communal safety. We are working toward strengthening safety at the village and commune levels and it is not job to be implemented separately by the national police alone. We need to come up with a local mechanism to respond the security situation. The whole society would be safe as long as local community is crime-free. It would not be safe and secure at all if there is no security and order at the local level.
To respond to this we have to synchronize our actions and we could not afford to be strict in some but be loose in another. From now to end of next year there should be a contest to see who could provide better security to village and commune. As I said if we could achieve security at village and commune levels it means we could achieve security in the whole country. Peace that we want is not only to hear no more gunship but a real peace of body and mind.
Until when our people are no longer concerned about robbery and fighting of any sorts then we could affirm that we have reached real peace. As of now we still have some concerns to deal with. For example it has been noted that there happens to be this group of recalcitrant people that cause insecurity by means of conducting armed robbery or rape. To respond to this sort of criminal act there need to be a wholesome action.
Upon my discussion with HE Sar Kheng, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, and taking a glance at the whole meeting, we seem to have seen not many women, except two members of diplomatic corps and a few police women. We may have, if I could say, perhaps only one percentage of female in the police force representation as there are about six of them among some 600 deputies today. I wish to inform that HE Sar Kheng just requested to include a female police into all ranks with responsibility from post of commissioner down to bureau chief.
Before we have reserved one post only for district and provincial administrative offices but as of now because we have more women who have proven to be capable we need to include them into leadership position at the general secretariat, the central level department, bureau, provincial and district police commissioner, except the fighting division. However I noticed that there are more female police at the Mom Bei border defense police unit. So by next year we will have more women in leadership positions in the Cambodian national police for the 66th anniversary. I think we should do the same in the army.
I am giving my wholehearted support to what has been proposed by HE Sar Kheng in relation to meeting the challenges of providing safety at village and commune levels and this is the task that we need to keep doing it regularly. The Cambodian People’s Party also pinpoints villages to be its central point of action because the Party member cells are there. So if all political parties and the Government are pooling efforts to make villages safe, no matter what political party tendency villagers may have, we could then achieve our ultimate target of peaceful and safe villages.
If all political parties are making efforts to collaborate with every police office at the commune level and instruct their members to behave and to commit no drunken and gangster acts, our village will be a safe place to live. I hope we will achieve good result from our campaign …/.