Part of the job for 60-year-old folk musician Morm
Son, one of two famous balladeers to survive Pol Pot time, is to perform revolutionary songs on government radio and television and to sing "state circulars"- government leaflets from which he improvises in rhymed verse to popular folk tunes, accompanied on his two-stringed banjo.
Those summoned for questioning included Oral district deputy police chiefs Prak Moul and Morm
An, Tasal Commune Chief Dul Sokhum, Doung Village Chief Orn Kong, Trapang Thmea Village Chief Y Doem and Kammpes Village Chief Sorn Vong, according to a letter signed by Chheun Sothun, director of the Environment Department, dated on January 30, and obtained by The Post yesterday.
Court spokesman Morm
Vanda said interrogations would continue today.
His mother, Klork Morm
, wanted him to be an army medic, but the money for an education was tight.
The accused claimed that they had been hired by the firm to clear the land to make an access road for a land concession, according to Morm
Vanda, spokesman for the Mondulkiri Provincial Court.
Phalla, director of the provincial Department of Environment, nor Pich Siyon, director of the provincial Department of Mines and Energy, could be reached for comment.