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Interpol Friday issues a red alert for former Phnom Penh Police Commissioner, Heng Pov


Interpol Friday issues a red alert for former Phnom Penh Police Commissioner, Heng Pov, on charges of suspected involvement with a number of crimes, alleges Cambodia National Police Commissioner Hok Lundi.

Mr. Heng Pov was Ministry of Interior under Secretary of State, and Prime Minister Hun Sen's adviser was charged by Phnom Penh Municipal Court on July 28, with 4 serious crimes, including judge Sok Sethamony's murder, after being removed from his positions.

Police authorities say that Mr. Heng Pov fled to Singapore before court's summon at the end of July. So far, he has not been apprehended.

Nonetheless Cambodia National Police Commissioner Hok Lundi says that Mr. Heng Pov is unlikely able to hide.

Mr. Hok Lundi cannot confirm Mr. Heng Pov's whereabout, but that the Singaporian police has not informed him about anything yet.

Brigadier General Keo Vanthan, first deputy director of Cambodia Interpol office in Phnom Penh, says that he believes that Mr. Heng Pov is still in Singapore.

Brigadier General Keo Vanthan says that the Cambodia interpol has asked the international police to cooperate in Mr. Heng Pov' arrest.

Cambodia does not have an extradition agareement with Singapore and other countries.

Executive director of the Cambodian Defenders Project and law lecturer Sok Sam Oeun says that these countries might face difficult decisions in refusing Cambodia's appeals.

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