Surrender of CFF Continues

More than 200 supporters of the Cambodian Freedom Fight­ers have voluntarily turned themselves in, according to the government committee assembled to investigate the Nov 24 rebel attack on Phnom Penh.

There were from 30 to 40 men apiece from Battambang, Ban­teay Meanchey, Prey Veng, Svay Rieng, Kompong Cham and Kompong Speu provinces who have surrendered to authorities since the fighting, according to one committee member who asked not be named.

These are not people on an alleged CFF membership list. Many of those people listed have either been arrested or questioned by the authorities.

The committee member said these 200 who recently surrendered were promised high positions in government and good salaries if they supported the CFF, and are now appearing at government offices to avoid possible future arrest. He denied reports the government was willing to pay CFF supporters who turn themselves in. “The government has no reason to provide funds for CFF members.”he said.

“[The CFF] took up weapons against the government. They were defeated. It is impossible that they would get money.”

 

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