Police Detain Critics of New Traffic Fines, Release Them Following Public Apology

The Phnom Penh Municipal Police detained and “educated” three people over the last week for criticizing the implementation of new, and heftier fines for traffic and safety violations on social media.

The National Police has implemented new traffic and safety violation fines starting May 1, in another attempt to reduce traffic violations and road deaths.

In 2019, Cambodia reported nearly 2,000 road deaths, the highest ever recorded, with Interior Minister Sar Kheng expressing dismay at the rising death toll.

In full: https://www.voacambodia.com/a/police-detain-critics-of-new-traffic-fines-release-them-following-public-apology/5411455.html

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