V. National Interests and the Future of Our Country
A. To Protect State Assets, Natural Resources, Cultural Riches, and
the Common Good
86. Enforcing Article 58 of Constitution that stipulates: “State property
comprises land, mountains, sea, coastline, islands, rivers, canals,
streams, lakes, forests”. Therefore, any violation of the State assets is
an offence punishable by law.
87. Establishing and keeping a detailed inventory of the remaining forests,
by using state-of-the-art technologies (aerial and satellite photographs,
global positioning system). This is to ensure the protection and a proper
management of the forests, as well as the preservation of the
88. Revising, or canceling, all forest concessions issued by the previous
government to private companies, and taking further initiatives to end
89. Adopting a large-scale tree re-plantation program nationwide in order
to reconstitute forest coverage, and restore the eco-system to avoid
natural disasters like floods and droughts.
90. Protecting all other natural resources, such as fishery, wildlife, and
mineral deposits, to the fullest. Special incentives are available for
organizations with a mission to preserve endangered species.
91. Dredging lakes, rivers and canals for larger and longer water storage
capacity to minimize the impact of floods, to increase and regulate the
amount of water available throughout the year for plantation/irrigation,
for daily use, for fishery, and for transport and travel by boat.
92. Protecting and preserving cultural materials, artifacts, temples;
cracking down on artifact stealing and smuggling. Intrusions into the
surroundings of historic temples for commercial purposes, contrary to
common interest, are to cease.
93. Reviewing all commercial activities relating to exploitation of national
treasures, such as Angkor Wat and Phnom Koulen in Siem Reap
province, to ensure that national interests and ordinary citizens’ rights
are well protected. This requires fighting corruption and a patronage
system associated with demagogic practices.
94. Re-examining all public contracts in view of ensuring legality, curbing
corruption, and protecting national interest. All dubious agreements are
to be amended, or cancelled. For instance, the agreement that allows a
foreign company to build shops and erect other buildings for
commercial purposes on the peripheral land of the Olympic Stadium in
Phnom Penh will be subject to re-examination. The corresponding land
is regarded as State property, and the commercial development has
started without the consent of the people, especially of sport lovers and
athletes who regularly used the ground facilities for their training up to
B. For Territorial Integrity
95. Abolishing border treaties the previous regime signed with Vietnam in
1979, 1982, 1983, and 1985, which led to losses of Khmer territories.
These treaties are in violation of the 1991 Paris Agreements concerning
the sovereignty, independence, and territorial integrity of Cambodia.
96. Requesting the Paris Peace Conference to reconvene in order to
demand a respect for the 1991 Paris Agreements in relation to
Cambodia's territorial integrity.
97. Endeavoring to recover, by all peaceful means, territories illegally
taken by neighboring countries. The neighbors are to respect
Cambodia’s international borders as recognized by the world
community in the late 1960s, thanks to the efforts of then Prince
98. Issuing official protests in the strongest possible terms against any
border violation by any neighboring country. The international
community and the United Nations will be asked to help ensure the
respect of international law. Army and police at the border are to
receive clear and firm order to protect the national territory with due
99. Implementing rural development programs with priority given to the
border areas. Building roads and taking other initiatives in order to lift
standard of living for people in the border areas contribute to the
defense of Cambodia’s territorial integrity.
C. To Control Illegal Immigration
100. Strictly enforcing the Nationality Law and the Immigration Law in
order to solve illegal immigration. Using falsified or fraudulently
issued documents to claim Khmer citizenship is to be cracked down.
Foreigners may be given privileges to live in Cambodia, which are to
be certified in a document, as distinct from the national identity card
for Khmer citizens.
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The 100 Measures of the Sam Rainsy Party were approved
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on 28th - 29th of March, 2003.