PHNOM PENH, Feb. 8 (Xinhua) — Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen on Wednesday called on people to support the government’s six-month anti-drug crackdown which was launched last month.
“I’d like to appeal to all people to join the government to prevent the use of illicit drugs and to eliminate the drugs for the future of our offspring,” he said in a speech during a Buddhist ceremony.
Hun Sen said parents should also act to keep their children away from illicit drugs.
The prime minister added that although some countries such as the Philippines and Mexico allowed police to smash drug criminals during their operations, Cambodia did not allow to kill drug suspects.
Cambodia launched the six-month anti-drug campaign on Jan. 1, 2017. According to government figures, some 2,428 people were arrested in nearly 1,000 drug-related cases in January.