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Checkpoint director accused of nepotism

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Prak Penh is the subject of nepotism complaints. Supplied

Interior Ministry officials will conduct an investigation into the director of the Bavet International Checkpoint in Svay Rieng province after receiving an anonymous letter accusing him of nepotism and extortion.

The letter said director Khat Sarath had promoted his nephew Prak Penh to a management position at the checkpoint and threatened to extort money from officers who complained about the move.

The letter explained that Mr Sarath promoted Mr Penh ahead of others who had plenty of more experience at the checkpoint.

It added that Mr Penh has an arrogant attitude and has threatened to take money from immigration officers who complain.

Interior Ministry spokesman Khieu Sopheak said yesterday he had already seen the letter on Facebook.

He said the ministry will investigate to uncover the truth before taking any action.

“We have to look for clear information first and not take action immediately,” he said. “We have already received the letter, so we will conduct an investigation.”

Mr Sarath and Mr Penh could not be reached for comment yesterday.

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