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Cambodian police seek anti-protest training

Mom Kunthear / Khmer Times Share:
Cambodian and South Korean police officials. Supplied

Cambodia has asked for South Korean help in training forces to counter strikes, demonstrations and terrorism.

The plea came at the signing of an agreement on Monday between the Police Academy of Cambodia and the Korean National Police University.

Academy head Seng Phally made the request to university president Bum Soo Suh. Mr Phally said the agreement would promote more opportunities on academic, cultural and other opportunities in forensic science, as well as in training and research.

“We also requested the Korean side help us train our police trainers on countering technology crime, strikes and terrorism,” he said.

“We are seeking training in unarmed combat for police and want to ask for scholarships for a bachelor’s degree of police science for four teachers per year.”

Mr Bum said signing the agreement would make the relationship between both countries closer in all sectors.

He also had an idea for creating a police training association to strengthen and expand international cooperation among police institutions in Asia.

This would exchange experiences and improve the quality of training of police in each country in Asia.

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