With planned protests against last month’s contested national election results fast approaching, the opposition CNRP and police each held separate training events in Phnom Penh on Sunday, aimed at staving off the violence many fear may erupt. The CNRP says it will start mass protests beginning Saturday unless the government agrees to an independent investigation of the July 28 vote, which preliminary results give to the ruling CPP but remain mired in reports of widespread irregularities. Sunday’s two training events could not have been more different, however. On Koh Pich, some 2,000 municipal police officers spent most of
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