Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - RCAF car is impounded for CPP logo

RCAF car is impounded for CPP logo

RCAF car is impounded for CPP logo

Campaign no-no

Military Police in Phnom Penh’s Chamkarmon district impounded a state vehicle last night and detained its owner for questioning over using state property for campaigning.

Adorned with two large Cambodian People’s Party stickers – one bearing a life-size face of Prime Minister Hun Sen – the Toyota Camry was brought to the district military police station at around 8pm after opposition legislator Mu Sochua reported it to police.

District military police officials declined to comment and refused to provide the name of the owner, but an officer speaking on the condition of anonymity confirmed that the car had been impounded “because it has military plates and uses party stickers”.

National Election Committee officials and even the premier have warned against such appropriation of state resources, which is in direct violation of the election law, but several instances have been recorded.

MOST VIEWED

  • US think tank warns of China's 'ulterior motives'

    A US think tank on Tuesday warned that spreading Chinese investment in the Indo-Pacific follows a pattern of leveraging geopolitical influence at the expense of the nations receiving investment, including Cambodia. The report looks at a sample of 15 Chinese port development projects, noting that the

  • Defence Ministry denies weapons in smuggling case came from Cambodia

    After a Thai national was arrested last week for allegedly smuggling guns from Cambodia to Thailand, Cambodia's Defence Ministry has claimed the weapons seized during the arrest are not used in Cambodia, despite the fact that both types of rifle seized are commonly found in

  • More than three tonnes of ivory reportedly bound for Cambodia seized in Mozambique

    A total of 3.5 tonnes of ivory reportedly bound for Cambodia was seized by authorities in Mozambique late last week, according to the NGO Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). CITES' information was based on a report from the

  • Shipwreck found off coast of Koh Kong

    Royal Cambodian Navy researchers are working to identify a decades-old shipwreck found earlier this month off the coast of Koh Kong province. Divers found the 70-metre-long wreck on April 4 about a mile from Koh Chhlam island, according to Navy officials. Deputy Navy Commander Tea Sokha,