Prime Minister Hun Sen and the Council of Ministers on Friday approved the $6,791,249,000 budget for 2019 as laid out by the Ministry of Finance – an 11.4 per cent increase in public spending of on the $6,018,543,704 allocated for this year, a ministry report said.
Minister of Labour and Vocational Training Ith Sam Heng said that the employment rate in the Kingdom currently stands at 99.3 per cent of the total workforce of nearly 10 million people – a figure dismissed by some social analysts as unrealistic.
Prime Minister Hun Sen appointed new officials for the Press and Quick Reaction Unit of the Council of Ministers, comprising 23 people.
The Interior Minister plans to meet with top officials from the country’s NGOs twice per year in an effort to address concerns raised by the groups and to gather recommendations for national development. The Interior Minister Sar Kheng also issued a guideline for authorities at sub-national level to cooperate with associations and non-governmental organisations to enhance collaboration with civil society.
National Assembly spokesman Leng Peng Long on Wednesday threatened unspecified “action” against the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) if “extremists” violated Cambodian sovereignty, as the body hit back at claims of interference by saying it was simply insisting on “due process”.