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‘Action’ threatened if CNRP marches

‘Action’ threatened if CNRP marches

The Phnom Penh municipal authority is warning it will “take action” against participants in an opposition party rally today if they march after demonstrating in Freedom Park near Wat Phnom.

Deputy governor Khuong Sreng said yesterday that Minister of Interior Sar Kheng had issued an order to the municipality instructing it to bar Cambodian National Rescue Party members from marching down public roads to the National Election Committee offices to demand electoral reform. His order also said that the CNRP can hold its protest if it stays in the park and caps the number of participants at 200.

“We have already prepared for this march,” said Ho Van, a CNRP lawmaker, whose party members’ estimates suggest 4,000 people could attend.

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