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Cambodia and Singapore police to enhance cooperation

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Cambodia’s and Singapore’s police chiefs yesterday vowed to enhance their cooperation in combating terrorism and cross-border crime, the national police spokesman said.

Speaking to reporters after a meeting between the chiefs, National Police spokesman Lieutenant General Chhay Kim Khoeun said National Police chief Neth Savoeun and Singaporean commissioner of police General Hoong Wee Teck both committed to collaborating in serving the two nations’ needs.

“After their talks, both sides agreed to work together to combat terrorism and transnational crime, which are the priority tasks for the two countries as well as for Asia,” he said.

Lt Gen Kim Khoeun said the two sides also agreed to set up a direct contact mechanism to better protect the two countries’ investors, tourists and citizens.

He noted that Gen Wee Teck also promised to help train Cambodian police officials on how to tackle cybercrime and gambling.

In a separate meeting with Gen Week Teck yesterday, Interior Minister Sar Kheng asked Singapore’s top cop to continue enhancing the cooperation between the two countries, said ministry spokesman Phat Sophanith.

“Samdech Sar Kheng told Gen Wee Teck that if there are possibilities that would benefit both countries, we can discuss these and work together,” he said.

Mr Sophanith noted that Gen Wee Teck was pleased with the bilateral cooperation between the two countries and the efforts that the Cambodian police have made after completing their training in Singapore.

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