Subscribe Search

Search form

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Prison officials on ice after inmate’s escape

Prison officials on ice after inmate’s escape

Prison officials on ice after inmate’s escape

THE director of Banteay Meanchey provincial prison said yesterday that the Ministry of Interior had temporarily suspended him and three security guards pending an investigation into the escape of a 29-year-old Cambodian-American prisoner last month. Nuon Vanna said he and three other officials were removed from their posts after being accused of negligence and accepting bribes following the September 20 escape of Alexander Proeun, who was convicted in 2008 of illegally detaining people and sentenced to 17 years in prison. “I was just temporarily suspended from the post and transferred to work at the Ministry of Interior for a while pending the completion of the investigation,” Nuon Vanna said.

RECOMMENDED STORIES

  • Thy Sovantha threatens new suit

    Social media celebrity and card-carrying CPP member Thy Sovantha yesterday said she will file a lawsuit against wildlife NGO head Suwanna Gauntlett alleging discrimination after the latter allegedly denied her access to an ecotourism program the group is launching today in Koh Kong province. The

  • Police raid Siem Reap party, arrest 10 foreigners over ‘pornographic’ images

    A group of 10 foreign tourists appeared in court today after being arrested for producing “pornographic” photos in Siem Reap town on Thursday, while dozens more were detained temporarily and let go after being lectured on their behaviour, according to authorities. A report posted to the

  • Hun Sen’s in-law removed from RCAF after cockfighting rings raided

    Thai Phany, the nephew-in-law of Prime Minister Hun Sen who is accused of running two large cockfighting rings, has been removed as a general in the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces. Phany, formerly a one-star brigadier general, was removed by royal decree on December 19, according to

  • Government approves plan to relocate Phnom Penh’s airport

    The government has signed off on a proposal to build a new airport to serve Phnom Penh and has earmarked land in Kandal province for the $1.5 billion project. A new international airport to replace the existing Phnom Penh International Airport will be constructed on partially