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Survey: Prosecute Khmer Rouge

Over 80% of respondents from all walks of life want Khmer Rouge leaders under the

Pol Pot regime to be prosecuted, according to a survey conducted by the Institut

Francais de la Statistique, de Sondage d'Opinion et de Recherche sur le Cambodge

(IFRASSORC).

In its first survey of 1999, IFRASSORC queried 1,503 people, both from Phnom Penh

(616) and from the provinces (887). In the total sample 81.1% responded 'yes' to

the question: Do you want Khmer Rouge leaders under the Pol Pot regime to be prosecuted?

Only 5.9% replied 'No' while 13.0% had no opinion.

IFRASSORC noted in a press release that "older people are more eager than the

younger ones to see the prosectution of those suspected for mass killings...('Yes'

answer to the question ranging from 78.1% for the youngest respondents to 87.4% for

the oldest)."

The survey asked a second question: Do you want all criminals including those involved

in political killings after the Pol Pot regime to be prosecuted also? From the same

sample 78% responded 'yes', 5.2% 'No' and 16.8% had no opinion.

IFRASSORC says the respondents came from ten different ocupational categories including

farmers, factory workers, office employees, cyclo or motor taxi drivers, traders,

civil servants, policemen or soldiers, students, housewives, and other occupations.

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