Kingdom marks 28th anniversary of Constitution

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As Cambodia marks the 28th anniversary of the Constitution, Prime Minister Hun Sen reaffirmed that its main pillar remains adherence to the principles of constitutional monarchy and liberal multi-party democracy. SPM Hean Rangsey

As Cambodia marks the 28th anniversary of the Constitution, Prime Minister Hun Sen reaffirmed that its main pillar remains adherence to the principles of constitutional monarchy and liberal multi-party democracy.

The Constitution was promulgated by the late King Father Norodom Sihanouk at the Royal Palace on September 24, 1993, following two decades of war. It was born after the Paris Peace Accord that brought about national reconciliation on October 23, 1991, followed by a general election supported by the UN Transitional Authority in Cambodia (UNTAC) in 1993.

“The Constitution is the foundation of all laws in the Kingdom. All laws adopted by all institutions must be consistent with it,” he said.

The Constitution clearly separates the powers of the three branches of government – executive, legislative and judicial. It ensures the fundamental rights of the people and the rule of law, he said.

“I call on our compatriots to participate in protecting peace to make our country more prosperous,” he said.