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Comment : KR Must Change

The following editorial was translated by Moeun Chhean Nariddh from the Aug. 20 edition of Youtetor (Justice).

The shared aspiration of the Khmer people is to see everything in the country organized along principles of social

law and order, justice and free democracy.

To save his people from the flames of the civil war, Prince Sihanouk has travelled to countries throughout the

world to seek help in finding a way to bring peace to Cambodia.

In response to the Prince's will and the aspirations of the Khmer people, the international community organized

the Paris conference of Oct. 23, 1991.

Later, though they had to sacrifice their lives, the Khmer people endured all kinds of suffering to have a free

and fair election and, of course as we all know, they as well as the international community achieved it.

Finally, Prince Sihanouk, the Father of national reconciliation and liberal democracy, has been striving to get

away from a deadlock to bring peace to Cambodia: the Prince is willing to suffer from Western pressure (and threats

to withhold aid for the rebuilding of Cambodia) as long as the people live in comfort and happiness and he is trying

to bring the Khmer Rouge into the national community so that they can help reconstruct the country.

Now, it is time for the Khmer Rouge to think about the nation and the lives of the Cambodian people

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