Ministries and Institutions Voice Support for Amendment to Constitution on Only Khmer Citizenship for Top Leaders

The management, officials and staff of different ministries and institutions, provincial and municipal administrations, Cambodian embassies and consulates, the armed forces, associations and organisations as well as the general public and Buddhist monks have sent their petitions, expressing their full support for the initiative to amend the constitution on single Khmer nationality for top leaders.

In a Facebook post yesterday, Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen said in order to show loyalty to the nation and avoid foreign interference, the national leaders who serve the posts as President of the Senate, President of the National Assembly, Prime Minister, and President of the Constitutional Council must have only Khmer citizenship.

The petitions explained that the requirement on having only one Khmer nationality is a political and legal guarantee for the nation's top leaders to remain loyal to the motherland of Cambodia, to lead the country by upholding the supreme interest of the nation, and to avoid and strongly oppose foreign interference in the internal affairs of the national leadership of the Kingdom of Cambodia.

This wise initiative demonstrates the unwavering nationalism and patriotism of Samdech Techo Prime Minister, and that all Cambodians are very proud to have a wise leader with a pious spirit and a high sense of responsibility for the destiny of the nation and the well-being of the people, the petitions underlined.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press