Cambodian authorities have deployed more than 4,000 police officers and soldiers to ensure order and security as 40,000 people supporting the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) gathered at the capital's Freedom Park on October 23 for a demonstration.

Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sar Kheng said on October 23 morning that over 3,000 policemen had been mobilised.

Meanwhile, Spokesman for the National Military Police Kheng Tito said more than 1,000 military police officers have received order to work with the police during the three-day protest to prevent any clash between the polices and protestors.

The Cambodian Interior Ministry allowed the CNRP to stage a three-day demonstration from October 23 at the park during daytime only, and groups of up to 1,000 protestors to march to the UN office and foreign embassies to deliver the petition.

According to the CNRP statement, the three-day mass protest is held to demand a review of the fifth legislature election in July. The protestors will march through the city to deliver their petition to the UN and foreign embassies, such as the UK, US, Russia and Japan’s embassies.

Cambodia held a general election on July 28. The official results showed that the ruling party of Prime Minister Hun Sen won victory, but the opposition CNRP refused to accept the results, claiming serious irregularities during the poll.-VNA