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KR radio turns on Pol Pot

KR radio turns on Pol Pot

(Unofficial translations)

KR radio, broadcast from Anlong Veng, June 15, 1997:

[Statement by the Provisional Government of National Union and National Salvation

(PGNUNS) and the National Solidarity Party (NSP), read by an unidentified announcer.]

I. Treason by Pol Pot took place from the night of 9 June to 14 June 1997.

II. This incident was resolved and normalcy was restored as of 14 June 1997 by the

force of great union and in the spirit of great responsibility for the destiny of

the nation, the people, the ranks and the National Army as a whole who have been

rallied around the Provisional Government of National Union and National Salvation

[PGNUNS] and the National Solidarity Party [NSP] headed by His Excellency Khieu Samphan,

prime minister of the PGNUNS and president of the NSP.

III. The masses, the people and the National Army as a whole are cheerful and rejoicing

because they have brought the treason of Pol Pot to an end.

This treason has made it clear to the cadres, the combatants and the masses what

was wrong and what was right, what was bad and what was good, who was wrong and who

was right, and who was bad and who was good; and it helped to further strengthen

solidarity and unity among the cadres, combatants, army, ranks, and people under

the leadership of the PGNUNS and NSP with HE Khieu Samphan as prime minister and

president.

IV. The PGNUNS and NSP maintain their policy of uniting with all national forces

in the struggle against a war of aggression and genocide of Communist Vietnam and

its lackeys, the puppets with Hun Sen as the most active ringleader.

The PGNUNS and NSP continue to uphold the stand of supporting the National United

Front [NUF] with Prince Krom Preah Norodom Ranariddh as the chairman and the 14-point

policy of the NUF.

V. The PGNUNS and NSP appeal to all combatants, cadres, ranks and masses to continue

uniting as a single body with the entire Cambodian nation and people in launching

an offensive against the aggressive and genocidal Communist Vietnamese enemy and

his lackeys, the puppets with Hun Sen as the most active ringleader in an increasingly

vigorous and militant manner to attain the goal of ending the aggressive and genocidal

war of Communist Vietnam and achieving genuine national reconciliation and genuine

peace in an independent, peaceful, sovereign and neutral Cambodia with all of its

territorial integrity intact.

[KR radio, evening bulletin, June 18, 1997; statement read by an unidentified announcer.]

On June 18, 1997, Pol Pot already asked to confess. The dark cloud of Pol Pot dictatorial

regime covered the history of Cambodia since 1975. Now the people of Cambodia have

destroyed it already. Our international position is based on peaceful existence,

constitution of the United Nations, international laws and cooperation with neighboring

countries. A new era has already begun.

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