Foreign Reps Get Medals, Bureaucrats Reshuffled in Gazette 6

Two delegations of foreign workers were given honorary medals by the Cambodian government last year, according to book six of the Royal Gazette, alongside a number of provincial official appointments and transfers.

It also contained a directive on halal products and the creation of committees to track real estate data and draft a law on hazardous goods.

The sixth book for this year was released on June 30 and is probably one of the driest offerings from the government in 2023.

The Ministry of Information got nine new advisers. Eight of them, who will have ranks equal to an undersecretary of state, were listed in a document published on December 9, 2022. They are: Ath Sambo, Phoung Chhangka, Dim Heng, Meas Rattana, Thim Dina, Tin Sam Ath, Chhoy Pisey and Leang Yutheary.

A separate document announces Bun Sina as another adviser to the Information Ministry, with the same rank as the eight above.

The government also transferred four officials in Siem Reap province: Angkor Thum district governors Long Ratharak and Luk Phors and Soutr Nikom district governor Mak Bros were assigned to work at the Siem Reap provincial administration. Pov Buntheoun, Chi Kraeng district governor, was moved to be the new Angkor Thum district governor.

At the same time, the government appointed Rin Lot to be Banteay Srei district governor, Kim Vannak to be Soutr Nikom district governor, Sok Nareth to be Kralanh district governor, Phun Sokhom to be Angkor Thum district governor and Bo Mengtry to be Chi Kraeng district governor.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs also made official appointments in the book. Hok Sophea was made deputy head of information, research and analysis group, Hoy Lena became the deputy director of the department of Europe, America, and Africa-Middle East, Hulkrong Phanong became deputy secretary-general of general secretariat in charge of protocol, In Sophal was made vice president of National Institute of Diplomacy and International Relations, Hun Han took over as department director of protocol, and Khai Lon will be department director of internal auditing.

A group of foreign workers at various agencies were given medals to honor their work in the country.

Francis Gurry, former director general of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO); Daren Tang, current director general of WIPO; Shen Changyu, commissioner of the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA); Benoît Battistelli, former president of the European Patent Office (EPO) and António Campinos, president of EPO, were given medals.

And a five-member team from Sweden’s national audit office were also thanked for their service. They are: Karin Holmerin, Anders Herjevik, Dag Levin-Sparr, Jenny Ohman Persson and Lars Florin.