Peacekeeper’s family compensated

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Mr Sokhonn makes the presentation to Major Bunlong’s family. KT/Chor Sokunthea

The government has handed over United Nations compensation to the family of a peacekeeper who died of malaria in January in the Central African Republic. 

Major Luy Bunlong, a driver for the engineering construction unit and a member of Cambodia’s UN peacekeeping team, contracted the disease and died in hospital in the eastern city of Bria. 

General Sem Sovanny, director-general of the Cambodian National Centre for Peacekeeping Forces, reported that nine Cambodian peacekeepers died during the mission since 2014, and 11 were injured. 

He said the UN granted $70,000 to the family of Major Bunlong.

Last year, the family of a Cambodian UN Peacekeeper Chan Samkun who was killed in 2014 during a sandstorm in Mali, was given $75,000.  

Foreign Minister Prak  Sokhonn said the money would help Major Bunlong’s family make up for the loss of their livelihood.

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