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Hun Sen appeals to soccer fans not to sell property for betting.



PHNOM PENH Phnom Penh (nŏm pĕn, pənŏm`) or Phnum Penh (pənm`), city (1994 est. pop. , June 15 Kyodo

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen Hun Sen (hn sĕn), 1952–, Cambodian political leader, premier of Cambodia (1985–93, 1998–; second premier, 1993–98).  appealed Thursday to Cambodians, especially soccer fans, not to sell their property for betting on World Cup matches.

''Please do not sell your cows, motorbikes, cars and houses for betting on soccer matches,'' Hun Sen told about 10,000 villagers in the country's northwestern province of Banteay Meanchey.

Last week, Non Nget, the leader of Buddhist monks in Phnom Penh, appealed to monks not to bet or become excited by soccer matches, warning that disciplinary action would be taken.
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Date:Jun 19, 2006
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