PMT Must Own Up if Safety Issues Let to Fatal Aircrash

Opinion Letter to the Cambodia Daily
Published on Wednesday, July 25, 2007

BY: CHAK Sopheap

When I heard the news of last month’s plane crash in Kampot province, I had many considerations, including my safety back home as I was out of country, and sympathy for the victims’ families. At the same time, I wondered how the incident occurred.

According to South Korea’s Yonhap News agency, South Korean government air inspectors have found safety problems with PMT Air, (“PMT, Royal Khmer Airlines dispute Safety Report,” Tuesday, page 16). I am curious to know if it is an accurate report.

However, for a PMT official to argue in the article that the accidents do not only happen in Cambodia is unjustified and irresponsible.

I would like to appeal for the change of this attitude.

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