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Police strut after bird raid, but locals squawk

Police strut after bird raid, but locals squawk

Feathers flew on Tuesday as police in Banteay Meanchey province’s Preah Netr Preah district cracked down on a cockfighting match there.

Police said they had grown suspicious that cockfighting was taking place, and when they raided the local ring, participants scattered.

Police nonetheless crowed over their sole arrest: the ring’s organiser. Locals, however, clucked with disapproval, saying they had complained about the ring for years, but police never took action until now. KAMPUCHEA THMEY


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