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‘Disclipinary actions’ given to police officials

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Kry Nary works at AEON Mall Sen Sok City’s passport office. Facebook

‘Disclipinary actions’ given to police officials

Three police officials were punished for involvement in domestic abuse, firing over 10 bullets, and not accepting Khmer riel for a passport application.

National Police chief Neth Savoeun suspended Takeo province’s Donkeo city police chief Chhay Savuth for assaulting his wife after she allegedly caught him on the way to visit his mistress.

Savuth and his wife had a verbal argument which prompted him to assault her in Donkeo city on Friday.

Provincial deputy police chief Suon Phon on Sunday said higher officials from the National Police ordered to have him suspended until further investigation and consulting his family.

“A contract was also drawn up for Savuth to stop using violence as it damages the National Police’s reputation. We will still follow the legal procedures,” Phon said.

In a separate case, senior officials at the Interior Ministry’s General Department of Identification on Saturday decided that Din Vannora, the department’s head of logistics and accounting office, should be disciplined by the National Police disciplinary council.

Vannora had used his personal firearm to fire 10 bullets at his own car because he was angry with his mother who followed him to a karaoke parlour in Chamkarmon district’s Tuol Svay Prey I in the capital at 11pm on Thursday.

The department issued a press release on Friday, which said: “Din Vannora on November 17 confessed to the reason for the gunshots – he was mentally stressed for many months due to family issues.”

Meanwhile, on Friday, the department transferred Kry Nary, who works at AEON Mall Sen Sok City’s passport office, after a video was taken of her declining Khmer riel for a passport application fee.

On Friday, the department issued a press release which said: “Higher authorities at the General Department of Identification met and decided to transfer Kry Nary from AEON Mall Sen Sok City’s passport office to the passport department for review of her work in accordance with procedures regarding not accepting Khmer riel as payment for a passport application.”

The move came after public outcry following a viral video on Facebook showing Nary requesting an additional 20,000 riel ($5) from Seng Sok Rem, a passport applicant, after he offered 400,000 riel as payment for the passport fee and the ensuing verbal argument.

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