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Parliamentarians Must Serve Voters: Lawmaker

Ngoun Nhel is the first vice president of the National Assembly and a Cambodian People’s Party parliamentarian for Kampong Thom province. As Cambodia heads into general elections, he said Thursday, lawmakers must not forget their constituents.

“Parliamentarians have to serve their voters in each constituency, because each session of the National Assembly is held for three months,” he said, as a guest on “Hello VOA.” “After that, they have a three month holiday, and each lawmaker can go and visit his voters and resolve some problems.”

If lawmakers visit their constituents, they can see problems firsthand and find useful solutions.

Problems that cannot be solved by one lawmaker might have a solution when the National Assembly convenes, he said.