Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - MoND Re-structure

MoND Re-structure

MoND Re-structure

THE Ministry of National Defense will be re-organized shortly, according to defense

officials and military analysts.

In an effort to streamline operations the Ministry's new organizational structure

will see the institution with three general departments: Finance & Logistics;

Technical Services (which will deal with equipment and ammunition); and, Defense

services. Each of these will have from 3 to 6 sub-departments.

There will also be a separate Cabinet Department and five yet-to-be named departments

under the direct command of the Ministers of Defense.

The final shape of the Finance & Logistics Department has yet to be formalized

as there is debate over whether the two areas should be under one director. Gen Moeng

Samphan is currently in charge of Finance and sources say he is eager to combine

Logistics under one roof.

If family connections have any sway in the decision Samphan may have his way. His

son was recently engaged to Prime Minister Hun Sen's eldest daughter Hun Mana, 19,

who is completing her studies abroad.

Gen Neang Phat, currently director of the MoND's Department of Information, is said

to be a prime candidate for the directorship of the Department of Defense Services.

The MoND's current structure is said to be somewhat unwieldy, with 17 separate departments.

MOST VIEWED

  • Angkor Wat named as the top landmark for the second year

    Travel website TripAdvisor has named Cambodia’s ancient wonder Angkor Wat as the top landmark in the world for the second year running in their Travelers’ Choice Award 2018, an achievement Cambodian tourism operators expect will attract more tourists to the Kingdom. The website uses traveller

  • Hun Sen detractors ‘will die’

    Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday said those who curse or insult him would eventually die without a plot of land to bury their bodies after being killed by lightning, suffering the same fate as those who recently died in Thmar Baing district in Koh

  • Monks given ‘Samdech’ title for contributions

    Three senior monks on Thursday were given the highest-ranking title “samdech”, with Prime Minister Hun Sen saying that the promotions were due to their contributions to Buddhism. The three distinguished monks were promoted on Thursday morning at Botum Vatey pagoda in Phnom Penh, at a

  • Facing possible sanctions, PM criticises Washington’s rights record

    While United States congressmen are discussing the Cambodia Democracy Act and an amendment that could impose more sanctions against Cambodia’s government, Prime Minister Hun Sen on Tuesday counterattacked by questioning the respect of human rights and democracy under the US-backed Lon Nol regime, and