Interior Minister Sar Kheng on Friday confirmed that the deployment of armored personnel carriers (APCs) to Phnom Penh from the Thai-Cambodian border is part of a concerted security operation in response to the opposition’s plans to hold protests against the outcome of the July 28 national election. A spokesman at the U.S. Embassy responded on Friday by urging the government to resolve the contested results peacefully and without using intimidation. On Thursday, six APCs pulled into a pagoda in Phnom Penh’s Sen Sok district, while photographs posted to Facebook claimed to depict more armored vehicles traveling on National
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