Search form

Login - Register | FOLLOW US ON

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - UN May Force Entry to Khmer Rouge Zones

UN May Force Entry to Khmer Rouge Zones

PHNOM PENH (AP)-The U.N. peacekeeping chief told the rebellious Khmer Rouge that

U.N. police would enter guerrilla-controlled areas where they have been denied full

access since April, a U.N. official said.

The official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Yasushi Akashi issued the

warning at the Aug. 5 meeting of the Supreme National Council, the body that comprises

leaders of Cambodia's four political factions.

Akashi also overruled a Khmer Rouge proposal to severely restrict Vietnamese settlers

from voting in the 1993 election to determine Cambodia's postwar government.

As head of the U.N. Transitional Authority in Cambodia, Akashi has the final say

if there is disagreement among the four factions.

"UNTAC will consider itself entitled to send civilian police and military police

to zones under the DK's [Khmer Rouge's] control at a suitable point in the near future,"

the U.N. official who attended the meeting, quoted Akashi as saying.

0

Comments

Please, login or register to post a comment

Latest Video

Explore the durian and rubber farms of Kampong Cham

Take a drive north of Kampong Cham, past the dirt roads and the dense greenery.

Kem Sokha talks politics, power and Hun Sen

Kem Sokha, leader of the Cambodia National Rescue Party, sat down with The Post’s Alex Willemyns and Mech Dara to discuss his supporters’ initial disappointment with this year’s

NEC officials tally votes during a recount last week in Phnom Penh.

Cambodia’s National Election Committee last week rejected 33 of 61 complaints filed over the conduct of June 4’s commune election, according to a s

People search for their names on the voter lists at a polling station in Kampong Cham’s Veal Vong commune earlier this month.

Four years ago, when the opposition snatched Kampong Cham away from the ruling party in 2013 national elections, it hinted at a deeper shift taking