The National Police have called on private security firms not to employ foreign nationals as security guards since Cambodian law does not allow them to do so.
Speaking to several heads of private security agencies during a workshop in Phnom Penh on Tuesday, Lieutenant General Lim Sokha Reaksmey, head of the National Police’s private security department, said the Kingdom has enough workforce to work for private companies and institutions.
Lt Gen Sokha Reasmsey said that Cambodian law does not permit any companies or security agencies to hire foreign nationals to work as private security guards.
“There is no reason why a company is permitted to employ foreign nationals to work as security agents because we have a lot of workforce,” he said. “If this happens, it must be reported to the Private Security Department immediately to take legal action.”
Lt Gen Sokha Reaksmey’s remark came after Preah Sihanouk provincial police have recently arrested several Chinese security guards in connection with committing violence as they worked in hotels run by Chinese nationals.