The UN produces Situation Reports on a daily basis. What follows is an edited version
of the "Sitrep" for the first day of polling, which relatively speaking
was a quiet one for Cambodia.
EXPLOSIONS: At about 9:30, approximately five explosions were heard in Russie
Krang Commune. At about 14:00 same date, another seven explosions, of which three
were heard in Okriet and five were heard in Robol Mongol. Inquiries revealed that
NADKs were responsible...UNMOs and CIV POL investigating.
Banteay Meanchey province
SHELLING: A. In between 8:30 to 12:25, 5 explosions were registered in Poipet.
Mr. Lamut Samrath was seriously injured. The explosions occurred far from the polling
site...the polling activity continued. B. In between 7:45 to 8:00, 2 explosions occurred
in Roung Kou Chong, about 1 km away from the polling station. No casualty...polling
Kampong Chhang province
- SHOOTING INCIDENT: At about 20:30 in Boribo District town an unidentified person
fired his weapon underneath the house of a 48 years old local Cambodian. The man
suffered injuries; however, his 6 years old son was killed in the incident.
- SHELLING: At 10:45 NADK soldiers fired 2 mortar rounds toward Tum Nup polling
site. CPAF retaliated by firing 5 shells...polling activity continued. No casualty
- EXPLOSION: At about 9:30, 6 children were injured while playing with a B40 rocket
that exploded in Thuc Phoc.
Kampong Thom province
- POLLING ACTIVITY: The overall situation at...polling sites on 23 May remained
calm and under control. Four registration card were confiscated from voters who tried
to vote for the second time, 1 false registration card was confiscated and 1 underage
voter was refused while trying to vote using the registration card of his mother.
Some identified NADKs in civilian clothes from Bothum/Kraya were also seen around
polling sites in Kampong Thom.
- CEASEFIRE VIOLATION: At about 9:00, CPAF and NADK soldiers engaged in shelling
and small arms fire in Trabeang Piknaray, about. Five NADK solders were reportedly
killed. One B40 rocket launcher, 1 AK-47 rifle, 1 CKC grenade launcher were recovered
by CPAF. UNMOs were informed.
ELECTION ACTIVITY: CIV POL Chum Kiri reported that only one polling site "CK1"
will operate in the district on 24 May for security reasons.
Koh Kong province
- CEASEFIRE VIOLATION: The CPAF Cmdr. in Sre Ambel reported to CIV POL that on
22 May at about 2100, undetermined number of NADK soldiers fired 4 B40 rockets at
a local militia base in Chamkar Mon. Reportedly, the militia members retaliated firing
AK-47s. No injuries reported.
- EXPLOSONS: On 22 May at 12:45 some explosions were heard near the polling site
in Seray. Initial investigation revealed that 3 RPGs and several rounds of AK-47
were fired by unidentified armed group.
A. EXPLOSION: At 5:55 1 B62 rocket reportedly exploded at approximately 50 meters
away from the polling station in Kantout Commune. No one was reported injured.
Preah Vihear province
SHELLING: A. At about 11:15, NADK fired 3 rounds of H-107 from Phum Kdak towards
Phum Kulen. One rocket landed near the polling station, however the polling in the
village continued. At about 15:45 another 3 rounds of H-107 were fired towards west
of Kulen. No casualty was reported. B. In between 16:45 and 17:45 NADK soldiers fired
ten rounds of H-107 followed by shelling from B40s toward Phum Tbeng. No casualty
KILLING: At 02:00, Mr. Ohg See was shot dead by unidentified person inside his house
in Chey Sen District. According to local police sources, the subject was a very notorious
person in the village.
CLOSING OF POLLING SITE: CIV POL reported that the mobile polling station in Koh
Peark, was closed at about 15:30 after 15 armed CPAF soldiers complained about the
use of pencil instead of ball pen in marking the ballots...a meeting was held at
about 17:00, attended by the Provincial Governor, local police, CPAF Commander and
Heads of the different UNTAC components. It was found out that some CPAF members
from different ethnic groups failed to understand the use of pencil in the election
and the governor explained to the local attendees of the meeting that the use of
pencil is normal. It was finally decided that the polling site will be opened on
Siem Reap province
SHELLING: A. CIV POL Chikreng District reported at about 13:30 1 rocket shell
fired by unknown elements landed and exploded at about 1.5 kms away from the polling
station in GR 27-57 injuring 3 local persons. UNMOs were informed.
B. At about 6:30, NADK soldiers fired 6 rounds of H107 towards Tohum Day. As a result
1 local civilian was killed. UNMOs were informed.
SHELLING: At about 9:00 unidentified elements believed to be NADKs fired 8 mortar
rounds towards Svay Chek. The mortar rounds fell 3 kms short of the village where
approximately 2,000 people were waiting to vote. Approximately 100 women and children
left the area while the remainders waited and subsequently voted. No casualty or
No other significant event/incident reported by the other provinces.