Social security and veterans

Social security and veterans policy and administration

Decree reviewed for loopholes

The Interior Ministry yesterday created a working group to review possible loopholes in a royal decree establishing a social security healthcare fund for public officials, civil servants and veterans. ...

Khuon Narim
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50101665/decree-reviewed-loopholes/

Planned center for mentally ill faces low supply of experts

As the government plans to transfer roughly 60 percent of detainees at the notorious Prey Speu detention center to a “mental illness” center in Kandal province, mental health experts expressed doubts this week over the country’s capacity to provide proper care. ...

Khy Sovuthy and Janelle Retka
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/planned-center-for-mentally-ill-faces-low-supply-of-experts-115420/

Officials keep Prey Speu open after PM’s rebuke

Two days after Prime Minister Hun Sen told Phnom Penh municipal authorities to either improve the city’s notorious Prey Speu detention center or shut it down, a spokesman said on Thursday that officials had concluded that the “indispensable” facility would remain open. ...

Kuch Naren
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/officials-keep-prey-speu-open-after-pms-rebuke-113426/

Fix Prey Speu or shut it down, Prime Minister tells officials

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Tuesday told Phnom Penh authorities and the Ministry of Social Affairs to either improve the city’s notorious Prey Speu detention center or shut it down in order to spare his government more embarrassment. ...

Kuch Naren
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/fix-prey-speu-shut-prime-minister-tells-officials-113305/

Drug center will not pursue 18 still free after mass escape

After more than 40 men broke out of a Phnom Penh drug rehabilitation cen­ter on Friday, officials said this week that they have called off efforts to arrest 18 es­capees who remain at large, in­stead asking for their families to re­turn them voluntarily.   ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/drug-center-will-not-pursue-18-still-free-after-mass-escape-108129/

Gov’t must help homeless: UN

The United Nations yesterday called on the government to do more to protect its homeless after years of so-called street sweeps and a lack of social care have left destitute Cambodians vulnerable to health risks and violence. ...

Cheng Sokhorng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/govt-must-help-homeless-un

Provincial top cops on notice following crime wave

Interior Minister Sar Kheng yesterday took aim at the police chiefs of Battambang, Kandal and Pursat provinces, warning that they should be prepared to lose their titles if they fail to crack down on a recent crime wave.Kheng said the three police chiefs needed to ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/provincial-top-cops-notice-following-crime-wave

PM calls for tougher scrutiny on pardons

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday told the Ministry of Justice to re-check pardon applications from convicted robbers and drug dealers, saying that recidivism is a big problem in the Kingdom.The premier’s statement, made in a speech on Koh Pich, follows a turbulent weekend rife with ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pm-calls-tougher-scrutiny-pardons

More than 60 busted in raid

Police detained and questioned 62 suspects, including a minor, following a drug raid in the capital’s Trapaing Chhuk village in Sen Sok district on Saturday. ...

Taing Vida
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/more-60-busted-raid

Deputy PM launches crackdown on corruption

Interior Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Sar Kheng paid a brief visit here this week for a transfer-of-power ceremony from outgoing Provincial Governor Chhit Sokhon to his replacement, Yun Min. ...

Jack Laurenson
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/15552/deputy-pm-launches-crackdown-on-corruption/

PM pledges pension funds

Amid struggles by the Cambodian Veterans Association to live up to its pension obligations, Prime Minister Hun Sen has ordered the minister of social affairs and the minister of finance to provide roughly $1.5 million to alleviate the issue ahead of the Pchum Ben holiday. ...

Taing Vida
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pm-pledges-pension-funds

Veterans struggle to claim their pensions

The families of deceased Cambodian veterans are finding pensions hard to come by, the Cambodian Veteran Association admitted yesterday, as the organisation is scrambling for funds amid what appears to be higher-than-usual death rates among the Kingdom’s former military officers. ...

Taing Vida
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/veterans-struggle-claim-their-pensions

Reporter files complaints over death threat

A local journalist told court and police officials in Siem Reap City this week that he received a phone call on Monday from a man who threatened to cut his throat in retaliation for an article he wrote about a group of alleged drug dealers, ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/reporter-files-complaints-over-death-threat-90910/

Anti-drug units require more officers, cops say

Citing an uptick in drug cases and a lack of manpower in some provinces, the National Police yesterday announced they will be transferring scores of officers to positions in anti-drug units. ...

May Titthara
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/anti-drug-units-require-more-officers-cops-say

UN and social affairs officials convene to discuss Prey Speu

Social affairs officials met Thursday with the U.N.’s Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights to discuss the notorious Prey Speu social affairs center, with the government giving permission for the U.N. to visit the center Friday and identify residents who require psychiatric assistance ...

Mech Dara
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/un-and-social-affairs-officials-convene-to-discuss-prey-speu-87812/

Notorious detention center to be renovated – city hall

After abysmal conditions were exposed at the Por Sen Chey Social Affairs Center, City Hall admitted yesterday that the center was not equipped to detain and care for large numbers of people. ...

Donald Lee and Som Panha
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/13033/notorious-detention-center-to-be-renovated-----city-hall/

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