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Former MP charged for donning uniform

Former MP charged for donning uniform

A former military police officer was sent to court on Thursday for “illegally” wearing the armed force’s uniform and threatening to kill his mother in Kampong Cham province’s Chamka Leu district.

“The suspect is being questioned,” said prosecutor Huot Vuthy, adding that his son was also held for questioning.

Chamka Leu district military police commander Leav Siphea identified the suspect as Prom Neang, 32, also known as Prom Daranoch, from Phnom Penh’s Tuol Kork district. Neang visited his mother, Seang Pov, in Bos Knor commune, before falling into a heated argument with her.

He used a gun to threaten her but did not fire a shot. Leng Sokha, head of the provincial military police’s crimes bureau, said a uniform and a gun was found in the suspect’s backpack.

“He was charged with illegal possession of the uniform because he’s not a member of the military police,” he said.

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