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No power play

To the editor,

The Phnom Penh Post article entitled "King offers olive

branch to KR", published on 27 Jan, quoted that I told your reporters that I

believed that the King had a proposal "to seek greater political


I want to firmly deny this statement because it is an inaccurate

transcription or a serious misinterpretation of what I actually said when

pressed to comment on a possible role of the King in bringing true and lasting

peace to this country.

The opinion which I have always expressed is


  1. The King, in His capacity as the Father of the Nation, can put a definitive

    end to the war in Cambodia through a genuine national reconciliation;

  2. The King can achieve peace in the framework of the present Constitution (in

    other words, the King does not need and does not want "to seek greater political


  3. The King has the full support of the entire Cambodian people who are longing

    for peace and who venerate their Monarch.

Thank you for kindly publishing this clarification.

- Sam Rainsy, Member of Parliament, Siem Reap.



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