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Hun Sen thanks Pich Sros over land reclamation report

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Excavators remove sand in Khemarak Phoumint city in Koh Kong. Chhim Makara

Prime Minister Hun Sen lauded Cambodia Youth Party president Pich Sros for reporting a land reclamation filled by an army two-star general in Koh Kong’s Khemarak Phoumint city.

Speaking at the Supreme Consultative Council’s congress on Friday, Mr Hun Sen said that he ordered Major General Tun Deat, deputy chief of RCAF’s Cambodia-Thai border affairs, to remove the sand filled into a stretch of the sea.

“I have ordered the dirt removed. If he did not agree to do so, I will remove him from his position. I will not allow him to continue ruining the reputation of our army,” he said.

“I’m willing to take comments from the SCC, which is better than taking orders from other countries,” Mr Hun Sen said.

On December 23, the court ruled that Maj Gen Deat reclaimed a stretch of sea in the city after the provincial authority filed a complaint to court on December 3.

The removal took place after Mr Hun Sen last week ordered Land Management Minister Chea Sophara and local authorities to investigate Maj Gen Deat.

Koh Kong provincial court prosecutor Ros Sarom yesterday said that the case is still proceeding.

“The court is working on the case but it needs time,” Mr Sarom said.

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