Cambodian PM to chair meeting of Supreme Consultation and Recommendation Council

Source: Xinhua| 2019-02-19 18:41:39|Editor: xuxin
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PHNOM PENH, Feb. 19 (Xinhua) -- Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen will attend the meeting of the Supreme Consultation and Recommendation Council (SCRC), which is scheduled on Feb. 28, a senior official said on Tuesday.

"It will be the first meeting between the prime minister and political party leaders since the SCRC was established in September," SCRC's Secretariat Head Chhim Phal Virun told Xinhua, adding that the one-day meeting will be held at the Peace Palace in Phnom Penh.

The SCRC is a biannual consultation forum between the government and political parties.

The council is made up of 30 leaders or representatives of 16 political parties taking part in the general election in July last year, which saw Hun Sen's Cambodian People's Party (CPP) won all 125 parliamentary seats.

The SCRC has duties to provide opinion on government policies, give feedback on draft laws and report on inaction or violations by government officials.

Phal Virun, who is also a minister in the prime minister's office, said in the past six months, those political parties had looked into many irregular issues across the country, mainly relating to land disputes, fishery and forestry crimes, corruption, power abuse and drugs among others.

"Each party has inspected two or three cases of reported irregularities every month, and all party leaders will present their respective reports, along with constructive ideas and suggestions, to the prime minister during the upcoming meeting," he said.

According to Phal Virun, at the meeting, Hun Sen was expected to tackle some suggested problems and to provide recommendations to the SCRC in order to work more efficiently in serving the nation and the people of Cambodia.