Rival Rallies Scheduled For Friday

Unions aligned with opposition leader Sam Rainsy and businessman Ted Ngoy have been authorized to hold simultaneous rallies at Olympic Stadium on Fri­day, raising security concerns among organizers.

“This could be confusing; this could be dangerous,” Sam Rainsy said Monday. A statement from the Free Trade Union of the Wor­kers of the Kingdom of Cam­bodia said it would not be responsible for any incidents that occur.

National Police Deputy Dir­ector Yeng Marady said military and municipal police will be de­ployed to provide security.

A spokesman for the pro-business Free Union Confederation, which is calling for better relations between workers and em­­­ployers and improved working conditions, said they were con­cerned about security but would not cancel their demonstration.


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