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Authorities on duty at Phnom Penh’s Chak Angre Health Center, where Covid-19 patients are treated, pose for a photo in February 2021 while receiving handheld metal detectors and electric-stun batons. (Phnom Penh Police Facebook)

Electric-Stun Batons Distributed to Police at Quarantine Centers

Police manning Covid-19 quarantine centers have been equipped with face masks, metal detectors and electric-stun batons, while security along the country’s borders has also been tightened to prevent illegal entries that circumvent quarantine, officials said.

Thlang Phinra, the Interior Ministry’s anti-terrorism bureau chief, seen brandishing a handgun at Phnom Penh’s Angkor Chum noodle restaurant on September 20, 2020, in a screenshot of surveillance camera footage published by Fresh News.

Anti-Terror Officer Sued for Wielding Gun at Pchum Ben Duck Soup Party

UPDATED Sept. 25 — An anti-terrorism officer arrived uninvited to a noodle restaurant’s Pchum Ben duck soup party, got drunk, pulled out his gun, and threatened to kill the restaurateur and his wife, alleges a complaint lodged against him at the Phnom Penh Municipal Court.