Cambodia to deploy 100,000 security forces for upcoming election
CAMBODIA plans to deploy more than 100,000 security personnel and “village guards” at polling stations across the country in the upcoming July elections, police said on Wednesday. In a statement on the website of the General Commissariat of the National Police, spokesman Kiet Chantharith said on top of the initial 80,000 security forces planned to police polling stations, the government will deploy an additional 20,000 “village guards” to provide security during the election. According to Radio Free Asia (RFA), the rollout is a significant increase in the number deployed in the most recent elections in June 2017. During the commune elections, only 50,000 personnel were used to oversee the vote. These were made up of Cambodian police, military police, and more than 4,000 soldiers from the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces. SEE ALSO: Cambodian opposition leader calls for election boycott At a training session on election-related laws, regulations and procedures, and code...
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