T he British-based charity Halo Trust said there was no evidence of re-mining in
the areas its teams have cleared in Banteay Meanchey and Pursat provinces
despite some of them being temporarily overrun by the Khmer Rouge during their
Matthew Middlemiss, Halo's head of mission in
Cambodia said detector, visual tests and extensive enquiries had lead him to
Halo has demining teams based in Pursat town and at
Mongkol Borei just south of Sisophon.
One Western analyst said: "The KR
has been making a big effort to win hearts and minds in the countryside for the
last few months and it would be counterproductive for them to sow mines among
the rural poor."