Hun Sen Orders Embattled Ferry Chief Fired

Prime Minister Hun Sen has ordered the firing of the Prek Kdam ferry president.

Hun Sen was reacting to a Finance Ministry inspection report that suggested ferry president Phat Sareth give up his position and pay $77,000 to compensate for missing funds. So far he has refused.

Sun Kandy, chief of cabinet for the Ministry of Public Works and Transport, confirmed Hun Sen’s order. But Ministry Under­secretary of State Kuy Kim Phorn said Wednesday he was not aware of the order.

Phat Sareth has contended that he gave the money to ferry workers using what he called “the same tradition as everyone else in government.”



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