national police chief, Gen. Hok Lundy, renewed an agreement with Australia on
Saturday to combat transnational crime.
Hok Lundy spent four days in Australia, ultimately signing a
cooperation agreement with the Federal Police, said Lt. Gen. Sok Phal, a member
of the delegation.
has had a security relationship with Australian police since 2001, when the
country’s own police commissioner, Michael Keelty, traveled to Cambodia to
discuss policing issues with Hok Lundy.
is seeking regional partners to combat transnational crime and terrorism.
Hok Lundy and Cambodia
have enjoyed strengthening relationships with Western nations, including the US, in
The US FBI has opened a liaison office in Phnom
Penh, and in 2007 the US resumed direct aid to the
A team of FBI investigators is now in Phnom Penh to help Cambodian police
investigate the July 11 murder of opposition journalist Khim Sambor.