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Official in Hiding After Alleged Threat

A district-level organizer for the opposition Sam Rainsy Party remained in hiding Monday, a week after he claims he was threatened by a ruling party official, party officials and human rights groups said.

Tuon Ngim, 41, head of the Phnom Sroach district office in Kampong Speu province, has not filed a complaint with election authorities.

Election monitors say this year's election has seen not been without intimidation and violence.

A Cambodian People's Party official said Monday he had contacted Tuon Ngim but had not offered him "two meters of land," a Khmer euphemism for a grave two-meters deep.