Defence Minister Tea Banh has issued a warning to military commanders who cut the pay of soldiers on the pretext of serving the interests of the unit.
Gen Banh said: “Some units, and in some places commanders, have cut soldiers’ salary.
“You have to clearly remember whatever the matters are, do not cut the salary of soldiers. It has happened many times.
“Even taking one riel in the interest of the unit is absolutely banned. I say this once again,” Gen Banh said at the 30th anniversary of the establishment of military region 5 at its headquarters in Battambang province.
He said some military units had cut soldiers’ salaries on the pretext of using the money for other units.
Mr. Banh urged all military units to encourage troops by strengthening human resources and having a professional army and other legal instruments related to government’s policy.
This would create an army with dignity and professionalism to protect the motherland and the legitimate government.
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