Senior US officials expressed concern about the Cambodian "situation" recently.
Secretary of State Colin Powell said he would raise the issue with Cambodian and
regional politicians when he attends an ASEAN meeting here on June 18. The concerns
are believed to relate to the January 29 anti-Thai riots, and recent political and
judicial killings. A report from AFP quoted a US State Department official as saying
that the US was "deeply concerned" at the climate of violence, corruption
and the weak rule of law.