Savvy former PM looks set to stir up the hornet's nest
After living in obscurity since his release from a Vietnamese jail in 1992, Pen Sovann's return to the National Assembly next month promises to cause major headaches for Hun Sen and the ruling CPP
After decades in the political wilderness, former Cambodian prime minister Pen Sovann will make his political comeback in late September when the National Assembly sits. He'll be seated opposite politicians he once worked with and some who deserted and betrayed him.
WAR BIRDS: US army helicopters pour out machine-gun fire in an attack on a Viet Cong camp in Vietnam near the Cambodian border. Pen Sovann, far left, says he was jailed with US MIAs.
"I'm looking forward to seeing their smiling faces," he said from his small, modest office on the outskirts of Phnom Penh. "I'm very excited by the idea of seeing my old colleagues and the people I worked with."
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