Pen Siman, the general director of the Ministry of Finance’s general department of customs and excise, will retire in October, according to a royal decree signed by King Norodom Sihamoni and reprinted Wednesday in local media.
Dated April 3, the royal decree instructs Prime Minister Hun Sen to implement the order.
“Put Pen Siman, a supreme official ranked number three as an administrative management official at the Ministry of Finance into retirement, starting from October 1, 2014,” the decree states.
“Prime Minister Hun Sen of Cambodia must take responsibility to implement this royal decree from the day of signature.” Oum Daravuth, the Royal Palace’s cabinet chief, said he was unaware of the decree.
“I don’t know. If it is issued, he must go,” he said. Bou Bunara, chief of the public relations unit at the Ministry of Finance’s general department of customs and excise, also said he was not aware of the decree.
“I haven’t received the letter, but he will retire if his age reaches retirement based on the law,” he said. Mr. Siman could not be reached for comment.