National Assembly approves gov’t cabinet reshuffle

The National Assembly approved Prime Minister Hun Sen’s cabinet reshuffle on Monday, replacing four ministers who were in turn appointed as “senior ministers” without portfolio.

A near unanimous vote approved the reshuffle, with 120 of the 121 lawmakers from the ruling Cambodian People’s Party voting in favor. One vote cast was deemed to be invalid. The reshuffle was meant to increase productivity in government and had been announced to the public on Friday.

Among the changes, Koeuth Rith, a former Justice Ministry secretary of state, was promoted to head the ministry, replacing Ang Vong Vathana, who had been justice minister since 2004.

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