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KR Seek Position

Khmer Rouge leader Khieu Samphan who made a four-hour trip to Phnom Penh on July

15 said his party did not want any ministerial posts, but sought a 'counselor role',


"For our part, we demanded no ministerial post, only a role as counselor,"

Khieu Samphan said after meeting with Berooze Sadri, UNTAC deputy director.

But, he said that Prince Norodom Ranariddh told him that Prince Norodom Sihanouk

"has in mind to give us some ministerial post. If such is the case, we will

accept with pleasure in the spirit of national reconciliation. On some issues we

may put forward our point of views," Samphan said.

The faction's leader said that he has proposed setting up a quadri-partite army.

"We see it as the only way to avoid clashes and and confrontation," Samphan


"The Khmer Rouge must not do any act against the new government, and then the

provisional government will examine the proposal," Khieu Kanharith, minister

of Informationsaid.



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