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Traffic fines suspended until mid-December

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A police officer stops a motorcyclist in Phnom Penh. KT/ Siv Channa

National Police Commissioner General Neth Savoeun has instructed the Phnom Penh municipal traffic police to suspend a new sub-decree on hefty fines for traffic violations for 15 days amid the COVID-19 community outbreak.

According to Phnom Penh municipal traffic police chief Lieutenant General Sar Thet, the suspension will start from today until December 15. However, traffic police will still be deployed to ease any mass traffic jams in the capital.

“Please note that from today we are suspending fines until December 16, then we will reconsider. We will still facilitate traffic during the day and night as normal,” he said in an audio message.

He ordered deputy municipal police chiefs and all 14 district police chiefs to implement Gen Savoeun’s instructions. The ongoing implementation to catch drunk drivers both day and night in the capital was also suspended.

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