Cambodia’s Top Cop Lauds Crackdown on Opposition in New Year Message

Cambodia’s National Police Commissioner Neth Savoeun on Tuesday marked the end of 2019 with a New Year’s message lauding his subordinates for their work cracking down on members of the country’s now-dissolved opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP).

In a message posted to his Facebook account, Neth Savoeun said police officers under his supervision had carried out fine work targeting activists and former officials linked to the CNRP, which was dissolved by Cambodia’s Supreme Court in November 2017 over allegations of a plot to topple Prime Minister Hun Sen’s government.

“For the past year, our police officers actively worked hard to provide security, order, and social security in a timely manner to prevent and crackdown on a color revolution-style coup plan orchestrated by treacherous rebels who wanted to destabilize a peaceful Cambodia,” the commissioner wrote.

In full: https://www.rfa.org/english/news/cambodia/crackdown-12312019140516.html

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