PP traffic officers warned that corruption must stop.

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PP traffic officers warned that corruption must stop.

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Sat Dec 31, 2016 10:45 am

PP police chief warns corrupt traffic officers
Fri, 30 December 2016
Yesenia Amaro and Lay Samean

Phnom Penh Municipal Police chief Choun Sovann has warned traffic police officers that they will be fired and punished under the law if they are caught taking bribes, an official said yesterday.

Sovann made the threat during a meeting with traffic police on Wednesday, according to municipal traffic police chief Chev Hak, who said Sovann was frustrated that there will still dirty traffic police.

“The punishment for traffic police officials is correct since the [Anti-Corruption Law] exists,” Hak said, adding that he would ensure his officers were more closely monitored to check if they take bribes.

Sovann could not be reached for comment.

Run Roth Veasna, head of the public order department at the Ministry of Interior, said Sovann also asked for the Anti-Corruption Law to be used against police, and that he welcomed his appeal. “He called on the traffic police officers in Phnom Penh, and educated them one last time,” Roth Veasna said. He said traffic police make on average $200 to $250 a month in salary, but often handed out fake citations to people to supplement that income...
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Re: PP traffic officers warned that corruption must stop.

Post by hanno » Sat Dec 31, 2016 11:03 am

He said traffic police make on average $200 to $250 a month in salary, but often handed out fake citations to people to supplement that income...
I had a staff that resigned to become a traffic officer. When I asked him if it was because of the money, he told me no; he would actually get no salary the first year and had to pay for his uniforms. But he paid to be put on duty at one of the major crossroads in Temple Town. Make of that what you will.
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Re: PP traffic officers warned that corruption must stop.

Post by TheFriar » Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:45 am

On a semi-related note... In a conversation with a hotel manager recently; on what he did before he became a hotel manger:
"I used to be a colonel in the army, but I sold that." (Delivered deadpan, nothing amiss as though one was talking about their previous history owning a soup stand)

Soooo, perhaps, if cops could stop paying for plum locations/jobs; and to climb the ladder; they could (not necessarily would) stop needing to take cash payments???
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Re: PP traffic officers warned that corruption must stop.

Post by tonetone420 » Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:50 am

Traffic cops are scumbags and I highly doubt this appeal by the police chief will have any impact. Its just too big of a source of income to pass up.
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Re: PP traffic officers warned that corruption must stop.

Post by Cruisemonkey » Wed Nov 29, 2017 4:18 am

tonetone420 wrote:
Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:50 am
...I highly doubt this appeal by the police chief will have any impact. Its just too big of a source of income to pass up.

I alway figured they were just like people who work for tips... but with guns.
You could be next.
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Re: PP traffic officers warned that corruption must stop.

Post by tonetone420 » Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:00 am

And they're probably the guys who couldn't hack it to become one of the cops in green uniforms. Although I have seen checkpoints where there are none of them are armed.
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