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FBI Officials Investigate Chhun Yasith, Police Say

  • VOA News

A senior Cambodian police official said Monday that Cambodian authorities gave additional documents and evidence to two United States FBI agents regarding the activities of an alleged anti-Cambodian government rebel movement leader.

Chhun Yasith, a Cambodian-American who founded the Cambodian Freedom Fighters (CFF), is being probed by Cambodian and U.S. officials for his involvement in the destruction of government facilities in Phnom Penh in 2000, said Lt. Gen. Deputy National Police Chief Sok Phal.

The two FBI agents will investigate the matter before Chhun Yasith's trial in the U.S. state of California. The 2000 uprising against the Cambodian government damaged government properties and involved weapon smuggling for the leader's group. Chhun Yasith is also being investigated by the U.S. authorities for financial misconduct.

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