Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Government officials killed, injured in car crash

Government officials killed, injured in car crash

Government officials killed, injured in car crash

A senior Pailin province official was killed in a road traffic accident in Kampong Chhnang province on Thursday, while a senior Banteay Meanchey province official was also injured in the crash.

The crash occurred around noon and involved a SsangYong minivan and two cars, a Lexus and a Hyundai.

Banteay Meanchey deputy provincial governor Puk Nady, 49, was seriously injured in the crash, while Pailin deputy provincial governor Sorm Moniroth, 56, was killed. Moniroth’s son Kin Nam Chhouk, 25, suffered a mild injury.

Nady’s daughter, who wished to be known only as Lin, told The Post on Sunday that her mother’s condition was improving.

“My mother suffered internal injuries in the chest from the airbag inflating, while Sorm Moniroth was killed instantly because she was asleep and not wearing her seatbelt. Her neck was broken when she hit against [the front] seat,” Lin said.

Banteay Meanchey provincial traffic police chief Chhem Sarun told The Post on Sunday that the white Lexus 300 carrying Nady and Moniroth from Banteay Meanchey to Svay Rieng caused the accident when it collided with the white SsangYong minivan travelling in the opposite direction. The Lexus then hit the Hyundai.


  • Ethnic group ‘disappointed’ to be denied French visas to attend court

    Eleven people at the centre of a case involving seven indigenous Bunong villages in Mondulkiri province pursuing legal action in France have expressed disappointment after the French embassy in Phnom Penh denied their visa applications to attend court. A press release said the 11 included a

  • Cambodia nabs 12th place in best retirement destinations

    Cambodia is an expatriate hotspot for those dreaming of living a more luxurious lifestyle at an affordable cost, according to International Living’s Annual Global Retirement Index 2019. For the fourth year in a row, Cambodia took the top spot in the Cost of Living category.

  • EU starts EBA withdrawal

    The EU on Monday announced that it has begun the 18-month process of withdrawing the Kingdom’s access to its preferential Everything But Arms (EBA) agreement over “a deterioration of democracy [and] respect for human rights”. However, the Garment Manufacturers Association of Cambodia (GMAC) said

  • PM: War result of foreign meddling

    Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Sunday that Cambodia’s recent history of conflict was caused by foreign interference. “The wars that happened were caused by provocation, incitement, support, smearing and interference from foreign powers, and the group of ignorant people who pushed Cambodia to