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TYDA declares support campaign bogus

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Members of Samdech Techo Voluntary Youth Doctor Association (TYDA) while on duty in Phnom Penh. TYDA Facebook

TYDA declares support campaign bogus

The board of Samdech Techo Voluntary Youth Doctor Association (TYDA) has rejected a $1 per person campaign to support the activities of medical staff who are actively working to treat and prevent the spread of Covid-19.

The rejection came after a leaflet stating “$1 per person campaign is to express our gratitude to the Cambodian hero doctors who have worked day and night for Cambodia and have been very active in fighting and treating to stop the spread of Covid-19 in Cambodia” was posted online.

Deputy chairman of the board of TYDA Pich Chanmony, posted on her official Facebook page that the leaflet was considered fake news.

“TYDA does not have this $1 per person campaign,” she said.

Huy Yaleng, producer and owner of kakthachey film productions and also production manager of one hour for the society program, who initiated the campaign, issued a letter of apology to TYDA’s board, dated March 15.

The letter said “I apologise to leader of the TYDA’s board that I used the logo on the poster of $1 campaign poster to show gratitude for the Cambodian hero doctors to support TYDA’s activities without asking permission from the board in advance.”

The letter continued that the purpose of this campaign was to express gratitude to all doctors. I have seen the dedication of the board of directors and members, medical teams and volunteers under the leadership of TYDA. They have worked day and night for Cambodia and were very active in fighting, treating and preventing the spread of Covid-19 in Cambodia.

Therefore, I would like to ask the leaders, TYDA’s board, joint development association for peace to forgive me with the greatest favour.

The Post could not contact Huy Yaleng for further comment.

Separately, on TYDA’s official Facebook were many posts with messages thanking generous people who had donated money and goods directly to the team.

In 2020, TYDA sent 422 volunteer doctors to join the government in preventing Covid-19.

TYDA was established on December 27, 2012 under the initiative of Hun Manet and his wife, Pich Chanmony.

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