Search

Search form

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Police search for prison escapee

Police search for prison escapee

Prisoner Meas Samnang, 47, escaped Prey Veng detention center last month,
Prisoner Meas Samnang, 47, escaped Prey Veng detention center last month, Photo supplied

Police search for prison escapee

Police are searching for a Kampot Provincial Prison inmate who has been on the loose since Sunday, two days after authorities in Prey Veng province rearrested another prisoner who had escaped.

Kampot Provincial Prison Director Em Bo said police were looking for inmate Choar Chor, 56, who was imprisoned two months ago on drug charges. According to Bo, Chor had been in the provincial hospital for two weeks before he snuck out on Sunday afternoon.

“This is the carelessness of our officials,” Bo said. “After this, we will strengthen the discipline and keep it as a lesson for other officials.”

Meanwhile, Pursat Provincial Police were given a $1,000 reward on Monday for capturing an inmate who fled from Prey Veng Provincial Prison two weeks ago. Prison Director Chuon Sarim said the provincial police had arrested inmate Meas Samnang, 47, last Friday.

Interior Ministry General Department of Prisons spokesman Som Keo said the department would discipline prison officials found to be shirking their duties.

“We will take action through the administration when they break discipline,” he said.

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