Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - K.L. Demands Standards

K.L. Demands Standards

K.L. Demands Standards

SINGAPORE (AP) - Malaysia called on July 12 for a world conference on ways to

improve U.N. peacekeeping operations, such as making sure that participating troops

meet certain standards.

Malaysian defense minister Najib Abdul Razak also suggested southeast Asian nations

list their weaponry on an arms register as a step toward developing confidence among

their neighbors.

Najib said the conference on peacekeeping should take up "the actual day-to-day

running and management of U.N. forces."

"Above all, the recruiting of forces from various nations must meet certain

minimum standards. They must not send those who do not meet these standards. This

is a direct experience from Cambodia," he said.

Najib, however, did not name any countries he felt had sent substandard troops.

Najib said U.N. forces needed a proper decision-making process to carry out operations,

less bureaucratic administrative machinery, standard operating procedures and a "mechanism

to respond immediately, as any delay could lost lives."

MOST VIEWED

  • Angkor Wat named as the top landmark for the second year

    Travel website TripAdvisor has named Cambodia’s ancient wonder Angkor Wat as the top landmark in the world for the second year running in their Travelers’ Choice Award 2018, an achievement Cambodian tourism operators expect will attract more tourists to the Kingdom. The website uses traveller

  • New US bill ‘is a violation of Cambodian independence’

    After a US congressmen introduced bipartisan legislation that will enact sanctions on Cambodian officials responsible for “undermining democracy” in the Kingdom, government officials and the ruling Cambodian People’s Party on Sunday said they regarded the potential action as the “violation of independence and sovereignty

  • Hun Sen detractors ‘will die’

    Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday said those who curse or insult him would eventually die without a plot of land to bury their bodies after being killed by lightning, suffering the same fate as those who recently died in Thmar Baing district in Koh

  • Ministry’s plan for net sparks fears

    The government has ordered all domestic and international internet traffic in the Kingdom to pass through a Data Management Centre (DMC) that has been newly created by the state-owned Telecom Cambodia, in a move some have claimed is an attempt to censor government critics. Spokesman