Three Provincial Police Chiefs Shuffle Jobs

Three provincial police chiefs will move into different jobs over the next three days due to their retirement or election to council positions, a police official said Tuesday.

Kompong Chhnang provincial police chief Brigadier General Ath Khem will be replaced by his deputy, Brigadier General Prak Savuth, during a ceremony today that will be presided over by General Neth Savoeun, said National Police spokesman Lieutenant General Kirth Chantharith.

Brig. Gen. Khem will in turn replace Kheng Sum as Banteay Meanchey provincial police chief. Mr. Sum will become a member of the Banteay Meanchey provincial council, a seat he won during Sunday’s elections, said Lt. Gen. Chantharith.

Brig. Gen. Khem had been working as the Kompong Chhnang police chief for 10 years, said Brig. Gen. Savuth.

In Pailin province, police chief Brigadier General Lai Chan Chhay will be replaced on Thursday by his deputy, Brigadier General Chea Chandin, said Lt. Gen. Chantharith.

“The reason for their replacements is because of their age and retirements, but some also won the councilor seat in their province,” he said.

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