A government official on Monday urged women who are victims
of a crime to take action against the perpetrator.
"For the Ministry of Women's Affairs, it is clear that any
violation against women's rights must not be tolerated," said Keth Mardy, head
of the legal affairs department for the ministry, said, as a guest on "Hello
Domestic violence and other crimes, including rape, continue
to plague Cambodia,
but Keth Mardy said sometimes women were loathe to complain about their
husbands, who are often breadwinners.
Other women, she said, may not know their legal rights.
"It depends on the individual victim, whether to file a
complaint or not," Keth Mardy said.
The Ministry of Women's Affairs is currently in the middle
of a 16-day campaign against violence against women.