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Rifle threat: Road rage arrest for ‘fake general’

Rifle threat
A  Cambodian-Australian man who dressed as a  two-star general was arrested on Tuesday with two associates on suspicion of threatening a government official with an M16 rifle in an act of road rage.

Russei Keo district police chief Som Bunny said the three men would face charges in Phnom Penh Municipal Court today or Sunday.

Cambodian-Australian national Tib Kimsuth , also known as Nhim Visuth; his driver Chan Phith, 42; and his bodyguard Em Seng, 36, were arrested at a hotel in Phnom Penh’s Russey Keo District at about 8:00am.

The arrest came after the Ministry of Information’s television network deputy director So Sitha, 48, filed a complaint after having an M16 rifle pointed at him during a midnight argument on the capital’s Japanese Friendship bridge on Tuesday. Police seized the M16 rifle and a two-star RCAF general’s military uniform with the name ‘Tib Kimsuth’ stitched on.

Som Bunny said the suspects would be sent to court to be charged today or Sunday after further police questioning.

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