Phnom Penh (FN), Aug. 29 - Royal Academy of Cambodia (RAC) president Sok Touch, on Thursday, dismissed a statement, saying that the RAC is not independent.

Dr. Sok Touch claimed that his research is based on resources such as scholars, students, and politicians, combined with ethics and professionalism, answering the media’s question at a press conference on "Microfinance and Its Impact" organized by the Government Spokesperson's Office at the Council of Ministers on 29 August 2019.

“We can see that the Academy’s work is based on four principles: theory, research, results, and the implications of what happened under a clear code of ethics”, he added.

"I have a title of “His Excellency” today, but not forever. However, my PhD last till I die; so I have to be professional and ethical," he added.