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Soldiers banned from providing private security services

Taing Vida / Khmer Times Share:
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Gen. Vong Pisen speaking to the soldiers during the closing of military training. Photo Supplied

Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (RCAF) commander-in-chief General Vong Pisen instructed that soldiers at all units must no longer provide security services for private firms or individuals.

In a directive dated September 3, General Pisen cautioned all units to ensure the proper use of forces and state vehicles by not allowing them to serve at private companies, factories, or other establishments.

In the statement, General Pisen said soldiers must not wear uniform and enter crowded areas such as restaurants, shopping malls, or entertainments clubs unless they are on duty..

General Pisen ordered soldiers to strictly implement the instruction and respect discipline.

In July, Phnom Penh police chief Lieutenant General Sar Thet ordered municipal police officers to no longer provide private security services for powerful tycoons unless they have obtained official permission.

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