Search

Search form

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Military commander sacked for threatening to shoot up KTV

Military commander sacked for threatening to shoot up KTV

Military commander sacked for threatening to shoot up KTV

The military commander of the Mongkol Borei district armed forces has been dismissed for allegedly threatening to shoot the owner of a KTV parlour with an AK-47 in Banteay Meanchey last week.

Commander Keo Sunly was sacked in a statement dated February 3 after he brandished his weapon at the KTV owner and staff on Wednesday in Russei Krork commune.

“Our police had received complaint the day after the incident against the commander for threatening them ... after he brought his AK 47 to their KTV,” said district police chief Sy Dy, adding Sunly’s actions were in response to his anger over being charged too much for drinking and singing.

The statement dismissing Sunly from his post was signed by Banteay Meanchey provincial armed forces commander Plon Dara, who declined to comment yesterday.

A district police officer, who asked not to be named, said Sunly had been arrested.

“The provincial military police have arrested him and detained him in its headquarters … after the court had issued arrested warrant,” the officer said.

Sok Keobondith, Banteay Meanchey court spokesman, said the court had ordered the authorities to take action against Sunly, but declined to comment further.

RECOMMENDED STORIES

  • Breaking: PM says prominent human rights NGO ‘must close’

    Prime Minister Hun Sen has instructed the Interior Ministry to investigate the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR) and potentially close it “because they follow foreigners”, appearing to link the rights group to the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party's purported “revolution”. The CNRP - the

  • Rainsy and Sokha ‘would already be dead’: PM

    Prime Minister Hun Sen on Sunday appeared to suggest he would have assassinated opposition leaders Sam Rainsy and Kem Sokha had he known they were promising to “organise a new government” in the aftermath of the disputed 2013 national elections. In a clip from his speech

  • Massive ceremony at Angkor Wat will show ‘Cambodia not in anarchy’: PM

    Government officials, thousands of monks and Prime Minister Hun Sen himself will hold a massive prayer ceremony at Angkor Wat in early December to highlight the Kingdom’s continuing “peace, independence and political stability”, a spectacle observers said was designed to disguise the deterioration of

  • PM tells workers CNRP is to blame for any sanctions

    In a speech to workers yesterday, Prime Minister Hun Sen pinned the blame for any damage inflicted on Cambodia’s garment industry by potential economic sanctions squarely on the opposition party. “You must remember clearly that if the purchase orders are reduced, it is all