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BBQ-er retired

BBQ-er retired

The country's most controversial senior prison official has been "retired",

the Department of Prisons confirmed. Tem Seng, who was dubbed 'The Battambang Barbecuer'

after his 1993 conviction for torturing inmates at the city's prison, was re-employed

in the mid-1990s. UN human rights officials told the government earlier this year

that Seng's re-appointment to his old post was "worrying". Kol Samkan,

the director of prisons, told the Post he had signed Seng's retirement papers in

the second week of July.


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