Cambodia sacks 2-star general for organizing party during lockdown

Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni on Saturday removed the rank of a two-star general and fired him from the National Police after he hosted a party during a lockdown, according to a royal decree.

Major General Ung Chanthuok, 46, deputy chief of staff of the National Police, along with two men, were arrested at his house in capital Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district on Friday evening while he was having a drinking, dancing and singing party with a few dozens of his tenants.

Authorities said Chanthuok had seriously defied a 14-day lockdown imposed in Phnom Penh from April 15 to 28 to curb the spread of COVID-19.

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