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New Briefs: Request to Prepare

New Briefs: Request to Prepare

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - Malaysia asked the United Nations Thursday to adequately

prepare for a possible war in Cambodia during elections scheduled for this month,

a news report said.

Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said Malaysia feared that war would erupt in Cambodia

following a decision by the Khmer Rouge faction to apparently withdraw from the peace

process there, the national news agency Bernama reported.

In Indonesia, Foreign Minister Ali Alatas also expressed concern about the Khmer

Rouge decision, but said he did not believe they had completely abandoned the peace

agreement.