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.