A man apprehended by participants at a rally in Phnom Penh’s Freedom Park on Sunday after he was spotted carrying a concealed pistol, signed himself into Calmette Hospital by listing his occupation as “Samdech Bodyguard,” in apparent reference to one of the three leaders of the CPP: Prime Minister Hun Sen, Senate President Chea Sim or National Assembly President Heng Samrin. Chaos erupted on Sunday when the armed man was confronted at the opposition-aligned Cambodian Independent Teachers’ Association (CITA) rally, where several leading opposition CNRP members were in attendance, leading to fears the man, identified as 38-year-old Poeurng Choeurn, was
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