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Prime Minister Hun Sen walks with four bodyguards Nam Phiron, Long Da, Khut Sokhon and Orn Sothyrath. (Fresh News)

PM Bodyguards Promoted to Be Official Assistants

Prime Minister Hun Sen has promoted 25 people to be his official assistants, including a bodyguard who has received land on Phnom Penh’s Boeng Tamok lake and another who was nearly scammed online by a 14-year-old.

A guard sleeps in a hammock in front of fenced-off land in Prey Nob district's Bit Traing commune in Preah Sihanouk province on December 1, 2020. (Danielle Keeton-Olsen/VOD)

Ex-Bodyguard Unit Deputy Arrested After Clash Over Land

Military police arrested a former general in the prime minister’s bodyguard unit and nine others who clashed with an investment company over land in a dispute-ridden area of Preah Sihanouk province, local officials said.