WEAPONS have gone missing from government warehouses over the past few months,
undermining a new initiative to get firearms off the streets, a top security
official said on July 29.
Co-Minister of Interior Sar Kheng raised the
issue at the ceremony to destroy more than 4,000 guns, including AK-47 and M-16
automatic rifles confiscated or turned in over the last three
According to report ,which was quoted by the Cambodia Daily
newspaper, he said: "Many new guns from warehouses are being sold at markets.
"I ask Phnom Penh authority and those involved to solve this
immediately. If we do not take care of this, then even though we collect weapons
from the people, crime will increase."