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Police uncovered a plot to assassinate Prime Minister Hun Sen

Police
has arrested a man on Sunday 13th February in connection with the
planting of a bomb near a stage where Prime Minister Hun Sen is due to
make a speech and inaugurate a construction site for a Banteay
Meanchey-Pailin Highway No. 59.

Mr. Chan Kosal, Deputy Police
Commissioner of Banteay Meanchey, said at 6 p.m on Sunday, a man had
planted a bomb about 1,000 metres (1 km) from the stage where Mr. Hun
Sen is due to make a speech today, Tuesday 15th February, at Nimit
district near Poipet town in Banteay Meanchey province. “Now,
the story is a true story and the authority have cooperated with CMAC
(Cambodian Mine Action Centre) and the court prosecutor. After the
prosecutor questioned him and if he is found out to be involved (in the
planting of the bomb), it’s up to the court to take action”,
he said.

The
identity of the arrested man has not been revealed, however, authority
presumed that he is hired by someone to plant the home-made bomb.

But Mr. Or Borin, Deputy Commander of Banteay Meanchey Military Police, dismissed it as a terrorist act. “According
to our inspection of the (bomb) location, (if it is an assassination
plot) it won’t be planted there. We cannot say it is an assassination
plot. I went to inspect the location, there is nothing, there is
nothing like that had happened”,
he said.

Mr. Ton
Sihatecheak, Deputy Prosecutor of Banteay Meanchey Provincial Court,
said he had not received any request to prosecute the man, but he had
appointed another deputy prosecutor to take charge of the case. “(The
arrested man) has not been sent to us. I have appointed another deputy
prosecutor to take charge of the case. From what we have seen, the bomb
was planted inside a pond and the man took it out to the of the water
but he failed to inform the authority”,
he said.

Mr. Ton
Sihatecheak said the court would have follow the legal procedures such
as investigation and questioning first before it can make any decision
whether to charge the man or not.

By Khmerization
Source: RFA
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Categories: Hun Sen, Local News
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