Deputy Prime Minister Men Sam An has ordered the Industry Ministry to be stricter in its implementation and monitoring of industry and technical standards to ensure the safety of workers involved. Ms. Sam An, who is also Minister of the National Assembly-Senate Relations and Inspections chided the ministry for its lax approach to technical standards. “Take stronger action on factories and production industries that practice illegal methods and that don’t respect technical standards and industry safety. They can cause problems to both people and property,” she said. “I also want the ministry, including relevant national and sub-national level agencies, to cooperate with each other in inspecting factories to prevent issues like food poisoning which is a result of carelessness or ignorance of the law,” she added.