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Akashi Upbeat

AP - UNTAC chief Yasushi Akashi has said he is happy with the country's new coalition

government and believes Cambodia is moving toward democracy and economic growth.

"I'm quite upbeat and optimistic, although in Cambodia you might say anything

can happen," he said, adding Cambodia is still likely to face "a lot of

difficult ties" before it achieves real stability and prosperity.



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