Defence Minister General Tea Banh announced that Lt Gen Hun Manet will be promoted to General (four-star) to match his new position as deputy commander-in-chief of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces.
The ministry appointed Gen. Sokha as acting commander-in-chief of the RCAF. He replaces Gen Pol Saroeun, who will take a seat in the National Assembly for Preah Sihanouk province.
The ruling Cambodian People’s Party nominated several high-ranking military and police officials for seats in the National Assembly. RCAF deputy commander-in-chiefs, Gen Meas Sophea and Gen Kun Kim, were nominated for Preah Vihear and Oddar Meanchey provinces, respectively.
The ministry has also tasked Lt Gen Hun Manet with the role of acting commander of the Infantry Unit, replacing Gen Sophea.