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‘Officials backing Rainsy coup attempt to face life in prison’

The Ministry of Justice has warned that civil servants involved in any “coup” attempt by Sam Rainsy, the “acting president” of the Supreme Court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), to overthrow the government will face life in prison.

Anyone else found taking part in such a plot faces a minimum of between five and 10 years in jail, it said.