General Kè Kimyan was replaced at the head of the Royal Khmer Armed Forces, by one of his former deputy, General Pol Sareun, who will be assisted by general Kun Kim, Meas Sophea, Mol Roeup, Chea Dara, Hing Bun Heang, Sao Sokha, and Ung Samkhan in his new duties.
Following this waltz appointments, General Ung Samkhan abandoned his post as commander of the navy to General Tea Vinh.
The royal decree was signed on Thursday January 22 by King Norodom Sihamoni.
Khieu Kanharith, government spokesman, said that the replacement of the chief of staff is one of the consequences of state reform in progress.
Khieu Kanharith said that “the general Kè Kimyan remains in the royal army,” without specifying his new assignment.