he CPP rejected on June 28 a Khmer Rouge call for a new national government
that would include the rebels.
CPP President Chea Sim said making
concessions to the KR "would be a big insult to the Cambodian people and also
would constitute a heavy blow to the result of the UN operation in Cambodia."
Chea Sim was addressing a crowd of about 2,000 party-faithful meeting to
mark the party's 43rd anniversary.
The KR plan for power-sharing, put
forth in a weekend radio broadcast, is similar to the one offered by King
King Sihanouk recently suggested forming a national
unity government that would include the KR, but has since stepped back from the
proposal and assured government leaders he would not act without government or
Chea Sim, a former member of the KR, expressed
support for the US initiative to investigate KR crimes during Cambodia's
"Killing Fields" years in the late 1970's.
Under legislation signed on
April 30 the Office of Cambodia Genocide Investigation must be set up in
Washington by the end of July.