Seng Song, the deputy commander of Prime Minister Hun Sen's G70 bodyguard unit,
has been appointed deputy-commander of the military police, with responsibility
for the unit in Phnom Penh. He replaces Vong Pisen in a move a police official
said was to strengthen security before and after the election. The police source
told the Post that Pisen was associated with Interior Minister Sar Kheng, seen
by some as a CPP rival to Hun Sen. The commander of the gendarmerie, Sao Sokha,
said changing positions within government was normal. Song, who was promoted to
brigadier-general, was appointed on March 4.