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Opposition lawmaker robbed in Phnom Penh

SAM Rainsy Party lawmaker Kuoy Bunroeun filed a complaint with the Ministry of Interior yesterday alleging that he was robbed on Sunday by two gunmen who said they had orders to shoot him. The incident allegedly took place in Chamkarmon district’s Boeung Keng Kang 1 commune as Kuoy Bunroeun’s car was being repaired. The opposition lawmaker said the robbers accosted him and told him they had orders to kill him before he convinced them to take his valuables instead. The pair made off with a gold necklace, a diamond ring, a telephone and US$500, Kuoy Bunroeun said.

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