A gender rights advocate has said the demotion of a male provincial police chief accused of pressuring women officers to perform sex acts in return for promotions did not go far enough to protect the women and bring them justice.
Ros Sopheap, executive director of NGO Gender and Development for Cambodia, said the Interior Ministry’s measure to remove former Kampong Thom police chief Ouk Kosal from his position and lower his rank was a form of punishment, but he should also face judicial proceedings over the allegations.
“It is not enough because the women have not received justice yet,” Sopheap told VOD on Tuesday. “We are still concerned about the safety of the victims as there may be resentment [against them].”
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