CNRP spokesman Yim Sovann on Thursday moved to clarify his position on the armed forces after the Defense Ministry accused him of “looking down” on the government and the work of the army. In a lengthy written statement issued Thursday, Mr. Sovann spoke in glowing terms about the “patriotism and braveness” of the military, adding that in his own political career he had always been a firm supporter of the troops and even called for their salaries to be raised. “As a lawmaker for more than 15 years, I have always advocated to protect the armed forces’ interests
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