Public access to a new statue of the late King Father Norodom Sihanouk near Phnom Penh’s Independence Monument continued to be tightly regulated Wednesday, one day after the anniversary of the monarch’s death, while armed military police remained stationed on street corners. People who came to pray at the statue yesterday were forced to do so under the gaze of several dozen security guards and po*lice—some in plain clothes—and only after making their way through a single gap in a metal barricade surrounding the statue, which was also manned by police. “Our armed forces are de*ployed because we
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