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Top Police Officials Appointed Reporters

Eleven veteran police officials were promoted to high positions within the Ministry of Interior Wednesday, in a reshuffle following the unexpected death of the national police chief in November.

“The promotions and appointments will reduce the violation of law and promote the respect of law,” Interior Minister Sar Kheng told a group of policy at a ceremony.

Police officials were appointed to posts as secretaries of state, a deputy chairman, the anti-drug authority, prisons and administration.

National police chief Hok Lundy died in a helicopter crash in Svay Rieng province in November and was replaced by Gen. Neth Savoeun.

Officials said Wednesday an investigation into the cause of the crash had found poor weather, including rain and lightning.