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Government to hire nearly 2,000 police officers for maintaining public order

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Local police officers attend a meeting in Phnom Penh recently. KT/Chor Sokunthea

Government is recruiting nearly 2,000 new police officers in order to maintain public order and national security throughout the Kingdom.

In a sub-decree obtained today, the Cambodian government said they need an additional 1,700 police officers to assist the Interior Ministry.

The sub-decree, signed by Prime Minister Hun Sen, stated, “Article 1: [the ministry] must fill 1,700 positions within the framework in the Ministry of Interior for national security, public order and social safety.”

Traffic police stop motorbikes on Russian Boulevard and Hanoi Road. KT/ Fabien Mouret

Mr Hun Sen also said that the new police officers will receive their salaries and other bonuses within the national police framework that start from the day they have join the national police training program.

“Minister in charge of the Council of Ministers, Minister of Interior, Minister of Economy and Finance and other head of relevant institutions must implement this sub-decree that effectively from the date signing onwards,” he added.

In February 2016 the government had announced a similar recruitment an additional 4,500 police officers to assist the National Police to maintain national security.

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