The Ministry of Interior has ordered local authorities across the country to investigate all offenses related to the national election in order to ensure that the atmosphere before the July 28 vote is fair and free of political intimidation. In a statement released Friday, Interior Minister Sar Kheng called on provincial authorities to be vigilant when investigating and prosecuting offenders who commit election-related crimes, such as defacing the posters of political parties. The announcement comes just days after 16 opposition Cam*bodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) signs were vandalized in Prey Veng and Svay Rieng provinces.* The Ministry of
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