Phnom Penh (FN), March 25 – Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen announced that he will reform Cambodian justice system by taking “Justice Bao” as a model, speaking at the graduation ceremony of Phnom Penh International University on Monday.
“To change Cambodian judicial system, I urge media to screen "Justice Bao" movies as an inspiration,” the Premier stated.
“Judicial reforms require commitment that no matter how huge the case is, there must be sentencing,” he added.
Bao Zheng was a government officer during the reign of Emperor Renzong in China's Song Dynasty. According to official history of the Song dynasty, during Bao’s 25 years’ service, he consistently demonstrated extreme honesty and uprightness, with actions such as sentencing his own uncle; impeaching an uncle of Emperor Renzong's favorite concubine; and punishing powerful families.
During his years in office, he gained the honorific title “Justice Bao”, thanks to his ability to help peasants overcome corruption
Bao Zheng has become cultural symbol of justice in Chinese society. He is often portrayed wearing a judge miter hat and a crescent moon on his forehead.
"Any of my descendants who commit bribery as an official shall not be allowed back home nor buried in the family burial site. He who shares not my values is not my descendant," Bao Zheng instructed his family.