>Convicted Cambodian police chief’s family in poverty

>Heng Pov while still a police chief.

The family of former Phnom Penh police chief, Heng Pov, has asked the courts to unfreeze nearly $US1 million seized after his arrest.

The Phnom Penh Post reports one of Heng Pov’s three daughters living in Cambodia says she and her two sisters have been forced to drop of out university and are living in poverty.

The former police chief’s wife and his three other children are currently living in Finland, where Heng Pov was granted asylum in 2007 before being returned to Cambodia by Malaysian authorities.

Heng Pov is serving a 58 year prison sentence for several charges, including murder, counterfeiting, extortion and kidnapping.

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