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Sar Kheng demotes top police official

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Minister of Interior Sar Kheng has demoted a police major general for “violating the discipline of the police force”. Pha Lina

Sar Kheng demotes top police official

Minister of Interior Sar Kheng has demoted a police major general for “violating the discipline of the police force”, a prakas obtained by The Post on Tuesday revealed.

Suy Vuthy was removed of his rank and role as a deputy director of the Traffic and Public Order Department at the Ministry of Interior.

The prakas did not give further details as to what was behind the punishment.

Vuthy, a lawyer, worked as an administration official at the Central Security Department two years ago. It is not the first time officials have been demoted for violating discipline.

In early January, two police officials – Pin Sopheak of the Anti-Economic Crimes Department and Srey Veasna of the Anti-Drug Department – were demoted from lieutenant to lieutenant colonel by National Police chief.

Long Thou, a deputy director of the Traffic and Public Order Department, said the demotion of Vuthy “served as a warning” to other police officials.

“I do not know what [Vuthy] did to be demoted, but I believe he has made a serious mistake against the discipline and internal order of the National Police."

“The demotion serves as a warning for all police officials to enforce the law properly and fulfil their obligations and duties,” he said.

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