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PM warns against illicit sirens

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Saturday warned that he would authorise the
use of tanks to stop government officials from unlawfully using
emergency sirens on their vehicles.

Speaking to hundreds of
villagers during the ground-breaking ceremony for the Neak Loeung
bridge, Hun Sen said high-ranking government officials blaring sirens
and speeding in their cars pose a threat to public safety, and that
their actions would not be tolerated.

“If you are not listening to my advice, I will order the tanks to stop you in the street,” Hun Sen said.

Additionally, he said sirens always annoy people who are napping after lunch, students at schools and patients in hospitals.

Sen added that siren envoys are lawful only for King Norodom Sihamoni,
King Father Norodom Sihanouk, the Prime Minister, and the President of
the Senate and National Assembly.

Yim Sovann, lawmaker from the
opposition Sam Rainsy Party, said on Sunday that individual high-ranking
government officials have been abusing the privilege of using sirens,
causing public disorder and traffic jams while using sirens for personal
reasons such as getting to a golf game.

Phnom Penh Post
Categories: Hun Sen, Local News
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