Tuesday, 7 October 2008

Hun Sen criticises UNTAC

Cambodge Soir


This morning, during the inauguration of the National Congress of Health, Hun Sen used a reference to this year’s elections to criticise UNTAC’s attitude in 1993.

During his speech, the Prime Minister praised the Indian ink which was used this year, an ink so resistant that many Cambodians had a black finger during several days. An essential quality which, according to Hun Sen, the UNTAC ink lacked in 1993. As he remembers, this ink came off quickly and allowed the voters to insert their ballot in the ballot box as much as seven times over the course of the day. According to him, this revealed UNTAC’s problems, as well of competence as of partiality. Relying on this conclusion, the Prime Minister formally advised the countries facing difficulties against asking for UNTAC’s help.

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