CAMBODIA: First Cambodian Woman Promoted to Deputy Police Chief

Friday, January 7, 2011
Global Times
South Eastern Asia
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Un Sokunthea became Cambodia's first female deputy police chief on Thursday.

The promotion ceremony was held at the Ministry of Interior chaired by Em Sam An, secretary of state of Ministry of Interior, said Keat Chantharith, spokesman of National Police Commissariat.

Just prior to her promotion, Major Gen. Un Sokunthea served as deputy director of central justice department of Interior Ministry.

Her appointment will bring to a total of 11 the country's deputy police chiefs, but she is the first woman to be promoted to Lieutenant General.

In the current cabinet members, there are two women who serve as deputy prime minister and minister of women's affairs respectively, while several others serve as secretary of states.