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During a ceremony to deliver 87 fire trucks to provincial fire stations, Interior Minister Sar Kheng yesterday warned firefighters to not demand bribes in return for performing their duties. During a speech to gathered firefighters at the ministry, Mr Kheng said any firefighters caught monetising the public service would face consequences.

 

“Before rescuing victims, fire officials set conditions or ask for something in return,” he said. “You are turning this into a business and if you’re caught, you will be punished.” He noted that firefighting is a noble profession and that people’s lives are in jeopardy if firefighters do not act professionally.

 

“They must not set conditions that they’ll only do their jobs when money is provided – it’s completely illegal,” Mr Kheng said. “But if you’re rewarded with cases of beer after you’ve done your job, then that’s no problem.” Mao Bunrin, director-general of logistics and finance at the ministry, said that the donated fire trucks were originally promised in 2016.

 

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Reminds me of reading about the early fire brigades in England in the 18th. Century. They were mostly funded by insurance companies, and when they attended the scene of the fire would check the plaque on the building. If it was not their companies insignia they would let the house burn !!!

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1 minute ago, BoganInParasite said:

Hhhmmm...hadn't thought of this one before. I might be slightly more inclined than normal to pay facilitation fees if we're all standing outside my burning house, and quickly too.

Bit of a problem if you're standing inside.

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22 hours ago, Vacuum said:

This was in Cambodia....

Same thing for Thailand back 20-30 years, you would need to negotiate with firemens for them to start working. 

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