Cambodia sacks senior military official for smuggling people across provinces, defying COVID-19 travel ban

Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni on Friday sacked a senior military official from the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces after he smuggled people across provinces amid a government ban on inter-provincial travel to curb the spread of COVID-19, according to a royal decree.

Major General Sum Pov, deputy chief of the Military Strategic Research Team, was arrested early Thursday for involving in the smuggling of 28 people from capital Phnom Penh to Svay Rieng province.

Pov had earlier received a travel permit issued by Lieutenant General Meas Vanna, chief of the Military Strategic Research Team, authorizing him to travel through the capital and provinces from April 1 to May 30, 2021.

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