Search form

Login - Register | FOLLOW US ON

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - ‘Careless’ guards leave Ratanakikiri prisoners on lam

‘Careless’ guards leave Ratanakikiri prisoners on lam

Ratanakikiri Provincial Prison authorities yesterday continued to search for two inmates who escaped from the provincial prison on Thursday, according to an official.

Sorn Keo, spokesman for the provincial prisons department, claimed the inmates escaped when prison guards took them to a separate location to build furniture. The inmates were identified by National Police as Reach Sopheak, who was serving time for theft, and Chea Buntheng, who was detained for a drug-related offence.

Both inmates had about six months left on their sentences, Keo said.

“Our authorities are cooperating with other [provincial] authorities to search for them and bring them back to prison,” he said. “We don’t know why they wanted to escape. If we arrest them, they will face another punishment in compliance with the Penal Code, and they would serve another two to three years.”

Keo said the guards must have been “careless” giving the inmates the opportunity to escape. Provincial prison director Tin Sovanny could not be reached for comment.

0

Comments

Please, login or register to post a comment

Latest Video

ACLEDA’s boss on how tech is changing financial services

In today’s world of fast-changing technology, Cambodia is seeing increasing innovation in financial services.

ACLEDA President In Channy on the key to the bank’s success

Post Khmer Editor-in-Chief Kay Kimsong sat down with Dr In Channy, President and Group Managing Director of ACLEDA Bank Plc, to explore the main principle guiding Cambodia’s biggest bank.

A taste of Phnom Penh's first container night market

At the launch of Phnom Penh's newest market, The Post spoke to customers and stallholders about what the hub of bars, food stalls, shops and live music will add to the city's nightlife.