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Actor Ngor urges overseas help

Actor Ngor urges overseas help

"KILLING Fields" actor Dr Haing Ngor supported the Royal Government's move to

outlaw the Khmer Rouge and called on the international community to further

isolate the KR.

Dr Ngor said the Royal Government and international

community should no longer try to give the KR an opportunity to take part in a

government of national reconciliation.

He said the KR had the

opportunity to take part in a democratic election and refused, and instead

talked about and made war.

He asked: "Why has the international

community ignored Cambodian suffering and let the Khmer Rouge talk so much and

be involved in the peace process?"

"Never before in history has a

genocidal group been allowed to take part in elections. The international

community and Royal Government must understand about them. Their attitude has

not changed."

Dr Ngor, whose family was killed during the Pol Pot period

in power, said: " When communists say something please don't believe it. And

when communists do things please be careful for your life."

Dr Ngor

supported the Royal Government's move to outlaw the KR and also supported the US

initiative to set up an office to investigate human rights violations during the

Pol Pot regime.

Dr Ngor said it was crucial to cut off all economic,

political and military supplies to the KR to isolate them. He added that the

international community must pressure Thailand to cut off all links with the KR

who were the major obstacle to the Royal Government ending the civil war.

Earlier it was reported that Dr Ngor was seeking funding from the Royal

Government to make a sequel to "The Killing Fields" called "The Man from Year

Zero".

Shooting is to begin early next year on location in Siem Riep.

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