As Cambodia observes the 30th anniversary of the Constitution promulgation, King Norodom Sihamoni is set to oversee a commemorative event at Koh Pich Convention and Exhibition Centre in Phnom Penh on October 6.
The Constitution Day, September 24, saw leaders of state institutions and citizens across the country convey messages marking the occasion.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sar Sokha noted in his September 24 social media post that over the past 30 years, the Kingdom, guided by the Constitution, has accomplished numerous achievements.
“These have allowed the people of Cambodia to live in peace, stability and development,” he expressed.
The Kampong Speu Provincial Administration echoed the sentiments in a message marking the occasion, saying the Constitution serves as a symbol of national independence, sovereignty, territorial integrity, and upholds the fundamental principles of liberal democracy, pluralism and the people’s fundamental rights.
“As young successors, it is our solemn duty to uphold and protect the Constitution, which stands as the supreme law of our nation. This entails a profound understanding and active engagement in fulfilling the responsibilities outlined within the Constitution, and an unwavering commitment to avoid any deliberate violation of this supreme law,” it said.
The Constitutional Council of Cambodia said September 24, 1993 marked a historic moment when the Constitution became the Kingdom’s supreme law, recalling that it was signed into law by the late King Father Norodom Sihanouk after approval by the then-Constituent Assembly, reflecting the common will of the people.
The council noted in a press release that with the supreme law of the land having reached its 30th anniversary, it is the lengthiest among the six constitutions ever implemented in Cambodia.
The statement underscores that over the past three decades, the Kingdom has achieved significant progress, allowing the people to enjoy peace, stability and continued development.