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Opposition member harassed

An opposition party member has been threatened and physically assaulted by ruling party supporters in Kandal province, the alleged victim and investigators from rights group Adhoc said.

Hang Hay, 53, who worked as a Comfrel observer on election day, claims he was attacked by the son of a village guard on August 8 who tried to “kill” him with a bamboo pole, though he escaped with little injury.

He added that village guards have harassed him since polling day and that local authorities affiliated with the ruling party have refused to listen to his complaints.

“In my village I am the only one that supports the CNRP, and they have harassed me until today,” he said.

Provincial Adhoc coordinator Men Makara confirmed Hay’s story, saying the group was investigating and called on the authorities for a thorough police inquiry.

Bav Peng, the commune chief of Sa’ang district’s Troy Sla commune, denied the allegations.

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