The Ratanakkiri Provincial Court on Monday charged a notorious former military official for firing a handgun into the air outside a karaoke parlor on Saturday, a court official said. Provincial prosecutor Ros Saram said former Colonel Sath Soeun, popularly known by his nickname, Soeun Phen Dai, or “Master of the Earth,” was charged with the use and illegal possession of a weapon during the incident on Saturday night. “Now, we have placed him in pretrial detention,” Mr. Saram said. According to Banlung City police chief Em Vun, Mr. Soeun became enraged at the Mlob Meas KTV venue when
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