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Two traffic police officials suspended over bribery

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Traffic police officers were suspended from their job. DAP

Two Phnom Penh traffic police officers were suspended from their job after they demanded money from foreign drivers who violated the traffic law.

National Police’s website said on Thursday that two traffic police officers accepted $20 from foreign drivers who did not respect the traffic light in exchange for not sending them to the traffic office.

Colonel Sem Kunthea, chief of Phnom Penh traffic police bureau, confirmed that two officers were temporarily suspended from their jobs for violating the National Police’s discipline.

Mr Kunthea added that the two officers violated the national police’s rules which banned police from taking bribe that could damage other police officers’ reputation.

Mr Kunthea declined to disclose the names of the two officers.

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