Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Gender equality on the agenda at Police academy action-plan meeting

Gender equality on the agenda at Police academy action-plan meeting

Content image - Phnom Penh Post
Interior minister Sar Kheng speaks at the meeting on this year’s action plans for the Police Academy of Cambodia (PAC) on March 16. INTERIOR MINISTRY

Gender equality on the agenda at Police academy action-plan meeting

Interior minister Sar Kheng on March 16 advised that the Police Academy of Cambodia (PAC) ensure at least two women among the ranks of each subordinate unit, as a step towards gender equality, according to an interior ministry statement.

Speaking while chairing a meeting on this year’s action plans for the PAC at the ministry’s headquarters, Sar Kheng mentioned that among the government’s other gender-equality policies is to seek to have at least two women in deputy provincial governor positions across the Kingdom, the statement noted.

At the meeting, PAC president General Seng Phally affirmed that the actions plans – which he stressed are in line with the PAC’s 2019-2023 strategic plan – centre on improving the efficiency and capabilities of the academy, with emphasis on police science research, to bring the institution to desired quality and standards.

The plans also aim to enhance the quality and professional capacity of National Police personnel and prison officials as “core forces”, with attention to cooperation, real-world knowledge, ethics, legal compliance, human rights, accountability, advanced tools and equipment, and better serving the people and the country, he said.

Sar Kheng expressed confidence in the success of the 2023 action plans and implementation thereof, particularly in terms of strengthening the quality of training for National Police personnel at all levels.


  • 12th Cambodia int’l film festival to see return of Hollywood star

    Phnom Penh is set to come alive with the magic of cinema as the highly anticipated 12th Cambodia International Film Festival (CIFF) takes centre stage. Boasting an impressive line-up of 188 films from 23 countries, including captivating shorts, feature films, documentaries and animation, the festival promises an

  • Bareknuckle champion wants Kun Khmer fighter

    Dave Leduc, who is the current openweight Lethwei boxing champion in Myanmar, has announced that he will travel to Cambodia this year to challenge SEA Games gold medallist Prum Samnang any time that is convenient, after their planned match later this month in Slovakia was

  • Struggling Battambang artist dreams of staging full-scale gallery exhibition

    Leav Kimchhoth, a 55-year-old artist from Battambang province, is a familiar face to locals and tourists alike on the streets of the riverside in Phnom Penh. The one-armed painter and illustrator often hawks his work near the night market on weekends and public holidays. He

  • Fresh Covid warnings as Thai hospital fills

    A senior health official reminds the public to remain vigilant, as neighbouring countries experience an increase in Covid-19 cases, with the latest surge appearing to be a result of the Omicron XBB.1.5 sub-variant. Or Vandine, secretary of state and spokeswoman for the Ministry of Health,

  • New Law on Taxation comes into effect

    Cambodia has enacted the eagerly-awaited new Law on Taxation, which aims to improve the national tax regime’s compliance with present and future international standards and economic conditions; encourage accountability, effectiveness and transparency in the collection process; and promote investment in the Kingdom. King Norodom

  • PM warns of int’l election interference

    With the national election scheduled to take place in less than two months, Prime Minister Hun Sen has warned foreign nations and their diplomats not to interfere into Cambodia’s domestic affairs. He also hinted that their statements on court verdicts handed down to any