Loud bang heard st 154 & 51

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Loud bang heard st 154 & 51

Post by StungTrengBooBarang » Thu Jul 21, 2016 10:58 pm

Not much to say, but ill post it as interest.


Street 154, close to st 51 intersection.

At aprx 10:(20-22)pm i heard quite a loud bang, had a look on street and saw no accident.

10:25pm and there is maybe 20 cop/army types there, some questioning a tuktuk parked outside that small ktv place, others using torches searching the area.

I guess they thought it was a gunshot or some very very small explosion.

withing 5 mins most had left, leaving at least 2 dudes with rifles standing at the corner kerbside for a bit.

So yer not that big a deal, but they sure thought it could have been something.

Thats a thought to anyone risking getting a look at the march this sunday, i dont recommend it, and please keep your children far away.

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Re: Loud bang heard st 154 & 51

Post by General Mackevili » Thu Jul 21, 2016 11:12 pm

I'm guessing gunshot.

I heard gunshots outside my place once when I lived near Wat Phnom. Apparently it was a robbery and luckily nobody got hurt.
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Re: Loud bang heard st 154 & 51

Post by John Bingham » Thu Jul 21, 2016 11:25 pm

The security has been ramped up a bit recently. It's going to be looking very tight by Sunday.
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Post by General Mackevili » Thu Jul 21, 2016 11:50 pm

John Bingham wrote:The security has been ramped up a bit recently. It's going to be looking very tight by Sunday.
Pardon my ignorance, but what's going on come Sunday?
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Re: Loud bang heard st 154 & 51

Post by John Bingham » Thu Jul 21, 2016 11:56 pm

The funeral of Kem Lay. His body has been at a pagoda on Chruoy Changva since he was killed, but the official funeral is on Sunday.
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Post by General Mackevili » Fri Jul 22, 2016 12:00 am

John Bingham wrote:The funeral of Kem Lay. His body has been at a pagoda on Chruoy Changva since he was killed, but the official funeral is on Sunday.
Ah, thanks. That clears things right up.

I thought I've already seen many pics of that event, but clearly that wasn't his "funeral."
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Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Fri Jul 22, 2016 4:19 am

General Mackevili wrote:
John Bingham wrote:The security has been ramped up a bit recently. It's going to be looking very tight by Sunday.
Pardon my ignorance, but what's going on come Sunday?
John Bingham wrote:The funeral of Kem Lay. His body has been at a pagoda on Chruoy Changva since he was killed, but the official funeral is on Sunday.
Reminder for expats and foreigners in general, there will be large crowds on Sunday, starting at dawn, and the situation may or may not turn violent, but sure there will be traffic jams in the area; just be cautious : https://cambodiaexpatsonline.com/newswor ... t9751.html
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Re: Loud bang heard st 154 & 51

Post by frank lee bent » Fri Jul 22, 2016 6:13 am

the pagoda is just around the corner from me.
there have been large crowds there up until 2 days ago
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Re: Loud bang heard st 154 & 51

Post by frank lee bent » Fri Jul 22, 2016 6:23 am

from fb:
Andy Elusive Morris
9 hrs ·
To all Phnom-Penh-ers just seen about 15 tanks headed to the royal generdarmie... probably a good idea to avoid Kem Ley's funeral on Sunday or just genreally any gatherings...
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Re: Loud bang heard st 154 & 51

Post by table42 » Fri Jul 22, 2016 7:00 am

Scary times indeed. No one has hidden their true colors. The fan is running waiting for the shit to hit.
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