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Police conduct an investigation on Monday after a man was allegedly killed by a mob in Prey Veng. Photo supplied
Police conduct an investigation on Monday after a man was allegedly killed by a mob in Prey Veng. Photo supplied

Information minister chides official for ‘sleeping’

The head of the Prey Veng information department who failed to report on a fatal episode of mob violence was yesterday reprimanded via social media for “sleeping on the job” by Information Minister and prolific Facebook user Khieu Kanharith.

“I do not know where the head of the Prey Veng department of information sleeps; he did not report about the dispute between the Khmer people and the Vietnamese community which led to death,” Kanharith wrote on his Facebook page. “If anyone knows where he sleeps, please wake him up to work.”

Contact information for the provincial information department could not be found yesterday.

Om Kemsan, Peamro district deputy police chief, said he didn’t know the official in question, adding that the six suspects in the Sunday killing of Seng Rothy, 33, had been sent to court yesterday.

The alleged perpetrators include Virak Den, 28, the nephew of Phang Sari, a village chief in Prek Khsay Kor commune; as well as Nguyeng Yang Suy, 53; Nguyeng Yang Neu, 27; Nguyeng Yang Korng, 30; Lang Yang Serng, 22; and To Yang Phoc.

Sari could not be reached for comment.

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