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Man accused of posing as general to steal land

A man was arrested and sent to court for allegedly impersonating a one-star army general and attempting to encroach on villagers’ land in Koh Kong province.

David Sim, 38, was arrested on Saturday while posing as a general, Major Nuon Vutha, commander of Khemarak Phumin town military police, said.

“He does not hold any position in the Ministry of National Defense,” Vutha added.

“He was accused of posing as an officer in the army. He was sent to [Koh Kong] provincial court to be charged [yesterday] afternoon.”

Sim was brought to the attention of the police by a local villager in Phum II village, Dang Tong commune, who accused Sim of removing demarcation posts and encroaching on his land.

When police questioned Sim over the allegations, he said he worked for the Ministry of National Defense but failed to provide a valid identification number or other documents to support his story.

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