Prime Minister Hun Sen on Thursday called for his government officials to work to curb inflation that has seen the price of goods increasing daily.
The price of rice has reached 3,800 riel per kilogram and fuel 5,600 riel per liter at some stations, biting into the low salaries of many workers.
“I would like to appeal to all institutions of the government to try their best to carry out the measures being taken out in order to curb inflation,” Hun Sen said, speaking at a national conference on livelihood improvement.
The government has been facing inflation since mid-2007, he said.
Opposition leader Sam Rainsy said Thursday Hun Sen must reign in corruption if he wants to see inflation decrease.