C o-Premier Prince Norodom Ranarridh said the government would take over
contracts made between Thai businessmen and the Khmer Rouge following the fall
of the guerrillas' headquarters at Pailin. But he added that trading would only
resume when security stabilized at the border.
The prime minister stated:
"Before talking about any contracts we must talk about security in that region
which must exist on both sides of the border."
Earlier, the Prince's
Co-Premier Hun Sen was reported to have said that contracts Thai businessmen
made would be honored.
The government has also said that it planned to
make Pailin into an economic development zone.