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Bodyguard promotion

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.

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