Additional Information about Drug Abuse in Prey Sar Prison – Thursday, 2.4.2009

Posted on 8 April 2009. Filed under: Week 606 |

The Mirror, Vol. 13, No. 606

I am out of hospital care, but still not yet quite OK. Trying to catch up with the delays.

Norbert Klein

“After Sereypheap Thmey published that there is drug distribution and abuse at the M-1 Prey Sar rehabilitation center, we have gained much support and we even received new reports about inactivity by the authorities and illegality in the biggest rehabilitation center of Cambodia.

“According to reports we received, in March, 19 packages of ‘ice yama’ were brought in by people who visited prisoners. Those who brought ‘ice yama’ into the prison cannot be identified, because they left the prison already. That drugs were brought into the prison shows that prisoners must have used and have been using drugs there.

“Citizens who read Sereypheap Thmey greatly wonder why there is drug distribution and abuse at the place where laws should be strictly enforced. There are many police and persons of authority and other people who had visited their relatives in prison at the M-1 Prey Sar rehabilitation center who said that when they go to see their relatives in prison, they have to pass three checkpoints: one post of front line security guards, one post to note down the names of visitors, one post to check food and other materials.

“Officials working in the Prey Sar prison told Sereypheap Themy that drugs are not only used by prison officials, but they are also used in prison cells.

“The Prey Sar Prison chief, Mr. Mong Kim Heng, could not be reached for comments by Sereypheap Themy over this scandal yesterday.

“An official of a human rights organization in Phnom Penh told Sereypheap Themy anonymously that they had heard prisoners talking about the abuse of drugs sold by prison officials, and most prisoners who abuse drugs are children of the rich who provide them money every week. Because this information was secret, Sereypheap Themy dares to publish it now. This non-government organization official asked the director of the Prison Department, Mr. Heng Hak, to take urgent measures to prevent drug trafficking, and that the Prey Sar prison chief must be held responsible for this problem.” Sereypheap Thmey, Vol.16, #1687, 2.4.2009

Newspapers Appearing on the Newsstand:
Thursday, 02 April 2009

Cheat Khmer, Vol.1, #51, 2.4.2009

  • The Secretary General of the Cambodian People’s Party and Second Vice-President of the National Assembly, Mr. Say Chhum, Is Seriously Sick [he suffers from a stroke]

Deum Ampil, Vol.3, #155, 2.4.2009

  • Japan Announces to Step Up Aid for Developing Countries

Kampuchea Thmey, Vol.8, #1913, 2.4.2009

  • Nearly US$3 Million [from funds of the municipality] Is Used to Construct a Main Channel and the Kab Srov Pumping Station to Avoid Flooding at the North of Phnom Penh
  • The Woman Who Pretended to Faint near the Body of Her Husband Who Was Killed by Cutting His Throat Is the One Who Organized the Murder Plan

Koh Santepheap, Vol.42, #6618, 2.4.2009

  • Thai Minister of Foreign Affairs Says that There Was a Problematic Translation Using the Word “Gangster” [in relation to the Cambodian prime minister] and He Prepares to Give a Diplomatic Explanation
  • Over Two Months after a Marriage a Man Beheaded His Wife because He Does Not Love Her [Kompong Cham]

Rasmei Kampuchea, Vol.17, #4861, 2.4.2009

  • On the Third Day of the Hearing, There Is a Request [by a French defense lawyer] for Duch to Be Let Out on Bail [because the legal limit of pre-trial detention of six months was exceeded by several years]
  • There Are Nearly 200 Cambodians Getting Infected with Tuberculosis Every Day [according the a secretary of state of the Ministry of Health, Dr. Mao Tan Eang]

Sereypheap Thmey, Vol.16, #1687, 2.4.2009

  • Additional Information about Drug Abuse in Prey Sar Prison

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