Cambodian children ask gov't for their one more holiday

21:52, June 01, 2010      

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Marking the International Children's Day, hundreds of Cambodian children urged the government on Tuesday to give them one more holiday from next year.

Men Sam On, Cambodia's deputy Prime Minister who was presided over the ceremony said she would convey the request to Prime Minister Hun Sen for consideration.

She said that children are the strong pillar of the society and are the significant source for the country's development.

According to Cambodia's calendar, the country enjoys 25-day holiday in 2010.

Cambodia's census in 2008 showed that the number of children aged 6 and more attending school or educational institution in Cambodia have increased from 2,488,235 to 3,390,690 (36.27 percent) during 1998-2008.

In the urban and rural areas the increases are from 573,941 to 697,760 (21.57 percent) and from 1,914,294 to 2,692,930 (40.67 percent) respectively.

Cambodia conducts census in every ten years.

Source: Xinhua


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