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Police donation to fund coffins for rural poor in Banteay Meanchey

Police officers pose with donated coffins in Banteay Meanchey province. Photo supplied
Police officers pose with donated coffins in Banteay Meanchey province. Photo supplied

Police donation to fund coffins for rural poor in Banteay Meanchey

A portion of a donation to Poipet town police from a wealthy businessman has been spent on coffins for Banteay Meanchey province’s poor and needy, according to city police chief Om Sophal.

Sophal said yesterday enough money was donated by local beer wholesaler Eng Men Srun to buy 30 coffins across the border in Thailand at 700 Thai Baht (roughly $20) apiece.

The coffins will be distributed to families that cannot afford them.

“These coffins are for people who are poor and living in rural areas and cannot afford the cost,” said Sophal.

“The only condition is that they must be poor.”

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