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Protesters block a road in Kandal province’s Ang Snuol district on June 3, 2021. (Michael Dickison/VOD)

Soldiers Who Shot Farmer Were From Training School: RCAF

An armed forces spokesperson said on Friday that the group of soldiers that fired when confronted by farmers in Kandal province, hitting and wounding one, were from a Defense Ministry technical school, though he did not clarify whether they were trainees.

Why Is Hun Sen Cutting the Number of Four-Star Generals?

Prime Minister Hun Sen announced last week he would cut the number of four-star generals in Cambodia to only two people: Defense Minister Tea Banh and military commander Vong Pisen, who was appointed to the top position in September.

Prime Minister Hun Sen attends a 20-year anniversary event of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces on January 24, 2019. (Hun Sen's Facebook page)

Military Reaffirms Loyalty After Rainsy’s Mutiny Appeal

Cambodia’s armed forces will continue to support Prime Minister Hun Sen’s government, the Defense Ministry said, after former opposition leader Sam Rainsy issued a public appeal to the military to “follow the model of the armed forces in Algeria” and join with the people to topple a dictatorship.