Thursday, October 17, 2013
Armed Man at Rally Confirmed as Hun Sen Bodyguard
By Mech Dara and Alex Willemyns - October 16, 2013 The Cambodia Daily
A man seized by participants at a teacher’s rally on Sunday after he was seen carrying a pistol was on Tuesday confirmed to be a member of Prime Minister Hun Sen’s Personal Bodyguard Unit (PMBU), while photographs discovered online raised questions of the man’s role within the secretive military unit, and his motives at the opposition-aligned demonstration.
Poeurng Choeurn, 38, was photographing a group of monks at a small rally organized by the Cambodian Independent Teachers’ Association at Phnom Penh’s Freedom Park when he was confronted by CNRP lawmaker-elect Mu Sochua over a K-54 pistol he had concealed under his shirt.
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