Wed, 03 Jun 2009
Author : DPA
Phnom Penh - A high-ranking Cambodian police official detained a group of teenage boys for having long hair and forcibly cut their stylish locks to a "more appropriate length," national media reported Wednesday. Thol Yuthear, chief of anti-trafficking police in the north-western town of Battambang, said he detained the three high school students aged 15 to 18 outside after spotting them outside the local police station, The Cambodia Daily reported.
He said he cut a section of hair from each students' head, forcing them to head to a barbershop to have their new haircuts evened out.
"Morals in society nowadays are becoming difficult because school standards and parental care is limited, and that has caused students to act like this," Thol Yuthear said.
He said the boys' long locks and coloured highlights were inappropriate and school students should be forced to wear their hair closely-cropped.