Interior Minister Sar Kheng has ordered the Police Academy and the National Police Commissariat to study the world’s trouble spots to prevent terror attacks in the Kingdom.
Mr Kheng yesterday said that chaos is spreading across the world, including Catalans demanding independence from Spain, nuclear tensions over North Korea and recent terrorist attacks in the United States.
He also cited terrorists using vehicles to injure pedestrians in Britain and Germany.
“The people who want to create terror do not get the idea then carry it out immediately,” Mr Kheng said while presiding over a closing ceremony for a national police training course in Kandal province.
“They study these skills for a long time. They are better at it than police. This way they can commit the crime.
“The Police Academy of Cambodia and National Police Commissariat must study, research and report on these problems. Cambodia still does not have these problems but we must continue to work to prevent them.”
Mr Kheng said national police can research the subjects electronically or can contact countries to ask them to send experts to make presentations on terrorism topics.
Academy spokesman Lieutenant General Ek Monosen said he backed the minister’s speech.
“This is a real problem and the police academy must research these problems in the world,” Lt Gen Monosen said.