Several lawmakers are whiling away the parliamentary recess with trips abroad, with recent delegations seeing Kuwait, Mongolia and China.
Funcinpec lawmaker Dien Dell, chair of the National Assembly’s Interior, Defense and Inspection commission, is heading a delegation in Beijing, fellow Funcinpec parliamentarian Ok Socheat said Wednesday.
He is accompanied by CPP lawmaker Van Vuth, deputy chair of the same commission; Funcinpec parliamentarian So Chi, deputy chair of the human rights and complaint reception commission; and other lawmakers.
The delegation met Tuesday with Peng Peiyun, vice-chair of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress and president of the All-China Women’s Foundation, China’s Xinhua news service reported.
Ok Socheat returned Sunday from Mongolia’s capital, Ulan Bator, the lawmaker said on Wednesday.
He was part of a conference of Asian nations on human security and institutional reform, along with Funcinpec Assembly member Princess Sisowath Santa, Funcinpec Senator Khieu San and CPP Senator Chhit Kim Yeat.
Nations attending the conference included China, Pakistan, Cambodia, Indonesia and Thailand, Ok Socheat said.
Funcinpec lawmaker Nan Sy, a Cham Muslim, returned Sunday from a 10-day visit to Kuwait and is planning a trip to Iran, he said Wednesday.
As chair of the Cambodia-Kuwait Parliamentary Friendship Group, Nan Sy met with lawmakers and officials and traveled around the tiny, oil-rich Middle Eastern nation.
On Sept 22, he will be joined by fellow Cham lawmakers Sman Tiet, of the CPP, and Sith Ybrahim, of the Sam Rainsy Party, for a conference and training course in Teheran, capital of Iran.
In a speech at the conference, Nan Sy said he will emphasize tolerance and cooperation.
Islam, he said, should not be blamed for the actions of extremist terrorists. “Religions do not make people do bad things; individual people choose to do bad,” he said.