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NGO staffer charged on use of fake documents

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Chhim Sophat, a chief of NGO Biodiversity and Natural Resource Protection has been charged for using fake documents. National police

NGO staffer charged on use of fake documents

An employee of an NGO was presented at the Preah Sihanouk provincial court on July 27 for using fake public documents and a uniform of a public official.

The accused, Chhim Sophat, 52, is a Preah Sihanouk provincial station chief for NGO Biodiversity and Natural Resource Protection.

According to a post on the national military police’s website, he was charged with one count each for using a uniform similar to the military and police, using a forged identity card and using fake documents.

He was arrested by military police after his car was found to be using forged registration plates. Two fake uniforms and hats were also found in the vehicle.

Preah Sihanouk Provincial Military Police Commander Heng Bunty declined to comment and referred questions to the National Military Police’s spokesperson Eng Hy. However, Hy was unable to provide details.

Preah Sihanouk deputy prosecutor Khan Sophal said the suspect is currently in pretrial detention.

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