>Cambodian PM dismisses rumor of senior officials reshuffle

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Hun Sen is facing internal revolt by his military commanders due to rumours that there will a reshuffle of the police and military.

PHNOM PENH, Aug. 16 (Xinhua) — The Cambodian government had noplan to reshuffle police commanders, provincial and city governors as well as their deputies, said Prime Minister Hun Sen in a statement received here Saturday.

“As prime minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, I confirm that the government has no plan to reshuffle your positions as some gossip had alleged,” he said.

“I also request you all to keep on working as normal for the benefits of the people and the nation,” he said.

“We will find the rumor mongers and punish them by law,” he said, adding that the rumors have spread widely and therefore created unrest among senior government employees and police officers in recent weeks.

Cambodia just concluded its fourth general election at the end of July. The official results of the polling are expected to become public later this month and a new government to be established in September.

Editor: Bi Mingxin
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