A $300,000 sum to repair Siem Reap City’s fire-ravaged Doeum Kralanh market, originally billed on Monday as a donation from Prime Minister Hun Sen, will actually be taken from the national budget, according to a senior ruling-party official. Less than three weeks before the July 28 national election, the prime minister has dipped into a discretionary emergency fund—the size and precise purpose of which is not known—to rebuild the market, which was razed by a fire on Friday. CPP lawmaker Cheam Yeap said that Mr. Hun Sen, as the head of the government, has the power to allot
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