Hun Sen Says Motorcade Privileges Abused

Prime Minister Hun Sen this week criticized high ranking officials and members of the Cam­bod­ian elite who use police or military convoys when traveling around Phnom Penh, which the premier says disturbs ordinary people.

“I have cut down my convoy by 50 percent in the last four years. Now, when I go somewhere else is the country, I don’t need the escort. I have used only one car running in front of my car. It’s easy, because I am not afraid of a terrorist attack on me,” the prime minister said Tuesday after his biannual working group meeting. The premier also urged officials to obey stoplights “like other passengers.”

The noisy convoys shuttling the elite around the city unnecessarily scare people and cause accidents, Hun Sen said.


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