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Police claim to have stopped ‘colour revolution’

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General Neth Savoeun attends the conference of the National Police Friendship Association on Thursday. Supplied

Cambodia’s National Police chief said his forces had succeeded in preventing terrorism and defeated the alleged “colour revolution” of the former opposition Cambodian National Rescue Party (CNRP), which he said attempted to topple the legitimate government.

Speaking to about 300 police officials during the annual conference of the Cambodian National Police Friendship Association, General Neth Savoeun, chief of National Police, said his forces had maintained good security and political stability.

“In the last few years, national police forces have defeated the colour revolution and they gathered hundreds of thousands of people to illegally demonstrate and attempted to overthrow the legitimate government,” General Savoeun said.

Opposition CNRP supporters launched street demonstrations and called for a new election after the disputed polls in July 2013. They also chanted in a bid to force Prime Minister Hun Sen to step down.

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