Interior Minister Questions Military Intervention in Local Disputes

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Phnom Penh – Interior Minister Sar Kheng on Wednesday warned local authorities in Cambodia not to use armed forces to violently disperse protesters.

The statement came after mixed security forces attacked demonstrators in Preah Sihanouk and Kratie provinces, leaving at least one seriously injured with a gunshot wound.

In his role as interior minister, Kheng oversees Cambodia’s Unified Command structure, which coordinates the security forces’ response to “public order” incidents such as those in Kratie and Preah Sihanouk. Each Unified Command is presided over by the provincial governor, who reports directly to Kheng.

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