The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Wednesday heard the case of a 22-year-old Vietnamese man who cycled to Cambodia and set a fire at the gates of the Japanese Embassy in a bid to be deported to Japan where he hoped to live. Daing Phutok left Vietnam sometime in June on bicycle and arrived on July 1 in Phnom Penh, where he set fire to a bundle of clothes soaked in alcohol that he hurled through the gates of the Japanese Embassy on Norodom Boulevard. The flames were quickly extinguished by embassy security guards, who also promptly arrested Mr. Phutok.
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