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Cambodian noncommunist plans provisional regime

By WITH ANALYSIS FROM MONITOR CORRESPONDENTS AROUND THE WORLD, EDITED BY HILARY DEVRIES. / January 15, 1981



Sokh Sann Village, Cambodia

Son Sann, leader of Cambodia's main noncommunist guerrilla movement, has said he will form a provisional government before the UN General Assembly meets next autumn. He made the announcement to several thousand followers after an exhausting trek from Thailand.

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Son Sann, who was once Cambodian premier under Prince Norodom Sihanouk, heads the Khmer People's National Liberation Front, which opposes both the Vietnamese-backed government and the guerrillas of the ousted Khmer Rouge administration.* Son Sann, who lives in Paris, said he had received political support from members of ASEAN -- which comprises Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philipines, Singapore , and Thailand -- but hopes for aid.