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In Brief: Ten new officials appointed by NA

Some

86 out of 87 lawmakers from the ruling Cambodian People's Party voted

to support the appointment of former army commander-in-chief Ke Kim Yan

and nine government officials to new posts Thursday at an extraordinary

session of the National Assembly.

Prime Minister Hun Sen, who

presided over the session, said the new officials, some of whom were

opposition defectors, would take on government responsibilities

straight away. The 26 Sam Rainsy Party lawmakers were not present for

the session.

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