Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Information minister chides official for ‘sleeping’

Information minister chides official for ‘sleeping’

Police conduct an investigation on Monday after a man was allegedly killed by a mob in Prey Veng. Photo supplied
Police conduct an investigation on Monday after a man was allegedly killed by a mob in Prey Veng. Photo supplied

Information minister chides official for ‘sleeping’

The head of the Prey Veng information department who failed to report on a fatal episode of mob violence was yesterday reprimanded via social media for “sleeping on the job” by Information Minister and prolific Facebook user Khieu Kanharith.

“I do not know where the head of the Prey Veng department of information sleeps; he did not report about the dispute between the Khmer people and the Vietnamese community which led to death,” Kanharith wrote on his Facebook page. “If anyone knows where he sleeps, please wake him up to work.”

Contact information for the provincial information department could not be found yesterday.

Om Kemsan, Peamro district deputy police chief, said he didn’t know the official in question, adding that the six suspects in the Sunday killing of Seng Rothy, 33, had been sent to court yesterday.

The alleged perpetrators include Virak Den, 28, the nephew of Phang Sari, a village chief in Prek Khsay Kor commune; as well as Nguyeng Yang Suy, 53; Nguyeng Yang Neu, 27; Nguyeng Yang Korng, 30; Lang Yang Serng, 22; and To Yang Phoc.

Sari could not be reached for comment.

MOST VIEWED

  • Police seek arrest of Chinese ‘gang’

    Cambodian police remain on the lookout for 20 Chinese nationals who earlier this month posted a video clip threatening to stoke insecurity in Preah Sihanouk province, though the Chinese Embassy in Phnom Penh maintained the group posed no threats to Cambodia’s national security. National Police

  • Man arrested for fake PM endorsement

    The owner of currency exchange company GCG Asia Co Ltd was temporarily detained by the court yesterday for attempted fraud after Prime Minister Hun Sen reacted to the company using his name and pictures to allege his endorsement of the firm. Phnom Penh Municipal Court

  • Sihanoukville authority orders structure dismantled

    The Preah Sihanouk provincial administration has ordered owners of two unauthorised construction sites to immediately dismantle them and warned of legal action if the owners failed to comply. Ly Chet Niyom, development management and construction bureau chief at the provincial hall, told The Post on

  • Rapper deletes song critical of Cambodian social issues

    A young musician has deleted from Facebook and YouTube a rap song that was critical of Cambodia’s social issues and announced that he will stop singing the song after officials visited his home in Siem Reap province and allegedly gave him a warning. Provincial