Search form

Login - Register | FOLLOW US ON

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Soldiers told to bring back missing guns

Soldiers told to bring back missing guns

Eleven soldiers in Stung Treng province’s Sesan district were suspended yesterday from their posts at a military weapons warehouse after three guns went missing on their watch, a district police officer said.

Sesan district police officer Orn Morn said two AK-47 rifles and a CKC machine gun had disappeared on Tuesday night while the soldiers were on duty.

The provincial military commander had held them responsible and ordered their suspension, he said.

“They [soldiers] were ordered by the provincial military commander to find and return the guns to the warehouse within three days,” Orn Morn said.

“If they cannot find them within a three-day period, they will be subject to military discipline from their commander.”

According to police investigations, the guns had not been stolen by thieves, but by one of the suspended soldiers, who were stationed there 24 hours a day.

Brigadier-General Say Nhorn, the Stung Treng provincial military commander, could not be reached for comment.

To contact the reporter on this story: Buth Reaksmey Kongkea at reaksmeykongkea.buth@phnompenhpost.com

0

Comments

Please, login or register to post a comment

Latest Video

Phnom Penh eats: Homegrown veggies at Bayon Beoung Snor

​Nestled along National Road 1, Bayon Beoung Snor is a farm-cum-restaurant. The team grows their own vegetables, which they then use to whip up traditional Khmer food.

Bill Clough reflects on The Phnom Penh Post's 25 year history

The Post's publisher Bill Clough, under whose leadership the publication went from a fortnightly to a daily one, discusses his investment in Cambodia, his vision for the paper in an increasingly digital age,

People search for their names on the voter lists at a polling station in Kampong Cham’s Veal Vong commune earlier this month.

Four years ago, when the opposition snatched Kampong Cham away from the ruling party in 2013 national elections, it hinted at a deeper shift taking

Comfrel Executive Director Koul Panha speaks to the press at a meeting yesterday in Phnom Penh.

As the National Election Committee launched into the recount proc