Cambodia: Prime minister threatens to wage war on violent protesters
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Cambodia: Prime minister threatens to wage war on violent protesters

Cambodia's prime minister has warned the opposition that he will crack down on post-election protests should they turn violent. The strong language has raised fears that unrest could grip the Southeast Asian country if next month's local-election results are contested by the opposition. Hun Sen's warning on Wednesday referred to protests in 2013 when supporters of the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) destroyed at least two police cars following allegations of vote-rigging. He told a gathering of former soldiers that protests of a similar nature would not be tolerated. "If war happens, let it be,” Hun Sen said.


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