Phnom Penh: Authorities handcuffed a deputy chief of staff of the National Police- a two-star general, and two other accomplices for setting up a drinking, dancing, singing party in violation of the government rules.
Meanchey District Police Force, under the command of Mr. Khuong Sreng, Chairman of the Phnom Penh Municipal Unity Command, arrested Major General Ong Chanthuok, Deputy Chief of Staff of the National Police and two others for daring to organize a drinking party.
The incident was at a time when Cambodia, especially Phnom Penh is suffering from COVID-19, caused a surprise on the night of April 16, 2021 in the village of Damnak Thom II, Sangkat Stung Meanchey Third, Khan Meanchey.
According to the police, after receiving information from people and even complaints on Facebook, Mr. Khuong Sreng ordered the police and the authorities to immediately go down to stop the party.
The report of Meanchey District Police Inspectorate stated “At 21:30 on Friday, April 16, 2021, at the area of house for rent No. 58, Veng Sreng Street, Damnak Thom 2 Village, Sangkat Steung Meanchey, Khan Meanchey, the district police, in cooperation with the intervention force of the General Commission of the National Police, arrested 3 suspects, including:
1. Name: Ung Chanthouk, male, 45 years old, the owner of the rented house, the position of Deputy Chief of Staff of the General Commission of the National Police, the rank of Major General.
2-Name: Lay Phearun, male, 28 years old.
3-Name: Kok Khi, Male, 35 years old, worker at Ung Chanthuk’s house. Separately, some people ran into the house when the authorities arrived.
According to the report, the three men rallied between 30 and 40 workers and residents of their rental building (owned Ung Chanthuk) to drink, dance and sing at their location.
The three men were arrested by the police and sent to the Meanchey District Police Inspectorate for further legal action.
The courtroom of the Capital and Provincial Court is ready for trial in case of violators of administrative and health measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. This was confirmed by the Secretary of State of the Ministry of Justice Kim Santepheap.
Kim Santepheap, Secretary of State and spokesman for the Ministry of Justice, told the official media a little earlier on the night of April 16, 2021, that those who violate the measures to remain inside the house will face imprisonment.
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