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National Police spokesman Chhay Kim Khoeun speaks to reporters after a meeting with police officers on September 17, 2019 at the Interior Ministry in Phnom Penh. (Vann Vichar/VOD)

Police Chiefs Lectured to Avoid Opposition ‘Tricks’

National Police Commissioner Neth Savoeun on Tuesday ordered police chiefs from across the country to be ready to prevent any attempt by the political opposition to overthrow the government, and maintain security on the upcoming Pchum Ben Day, a police spokesman said.

Six CNRP Members Arrested as Sar Kheng Allegedly Orders Pagoda Surveillance

Another six former members of the outlawed opposition were arrested this weekend — at least two for plotting and incitement to commit a felony — while Interior Minister Sar Kheng has allegedly ordered authorities to monitor CNRP supporters gathering at pagodas over the current Pchum Ben festival.

Three Former CNRP Members Charged Over Phone Discussion

The Kampong Thom Provincial Court on Wednesday charged three former Cambodia National Rescue Party members with public insult for discussing CNRP leaders’ pledged return to the country over the phone, according to their defense lawyer.

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Defense Minister Bemoans Anti-Gov’t ‘Smears’

Defense Minister Tea Banh has made an appeal for people to reject smear campaigns against Prime Minister Hun Sen’s government, saying they could help to foment “color revolution” and plunge Cambodia back into civil war.

CNRP Calls for Cambodians to Unite Behind Them

Exiled leaders of the banned opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) have called on all Cambodians to join their efforts to “restore democracy” and for the government to defer to appeals by the international community for change.