The Preah Sihanouk provincial court on Monday put a security guard in pre-trial detention after he was arrested on Friday for impersonating a military police officer and inciting others to commit a crime.
Sdeung Chenda, 30, from Preah Sihanouk City’s Commune III, was seen wearing a military police uniform and posting provocative comments on the Facebook page of “Yumareach Lokkei”, which means “Hell on Earth” in Khmer, said National Military Police spokesman Eng Hy.
“The court decided to detain him for impersonating a [military police] officer and commenting on the Facebook page of Yumareach Lokkei to incite illegal activities. His comments damage the reputation of the military police,” Hy said.
In a separate case, a police officer was hacked and sustained severe injuries to his head on Sunday while questioning two men over a dispute at a market in Phnom Penh’s Toul Kork district.
Hun Sothy, Toul Kork district police chief, said the victim, Khin Tit, and three commune police officers received a complaint from a tuk-tuk driver who had a quarrel with a fruit seller at Neak Meas Market.
When they arrived at the scene, many people came out with knives to attack Tit. Sothy said two suspects were arrested and police are searching for several more.