[Congressional Record Volume 144, Number 120 (Friday, September 11, 1998)]
[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E1704]
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                         HON. DANA ROHRABACHER

                             of california

                    in the house of representatives

                       Friday, September 11, 1998

  Mr. ROHRABACHER. Mr. Speaker, today I have introduced legislation in 
the U.S. House of Representatives condemning Hun Sen as a war criminal. 
If he continues his war against Democracy in Cambodia and continues 
ordering brutality and killing, my fellow Congressmen will pass this 
  Hun Sen is fooling no one. The election was stolen. He now hopes to 
intimidate freedom loving Cambodians. The attacks on Buddhist monks and 
peaceful demonstrators serves only to confirm that he is a dictator and 
an enemy to anyone who loves freedom. As his thugs--whether in uniform 
or civilian clothing--mercilessly shoot and beat freedom loving 
Cambodians--including old women and children, it's clear Hun Sen still 
has the same lack of human morality as when he was a commander in Pol 
Pot's genocidal army.
  Hun Sen must not be permitted to become a new Pol Pot. This is a 
turning point in history. Those young Cambodians in uniforms and their 
commanders must not support Hun Sen. They should defend those 
courageous Cambodians who seek Democracy. If Hun Sen is permitted to 
become Cambodia's new Pol Pot, he will murder Cambodia's future and 
hand the country over to foreigners who seek to enslave the Cambodian 
  Only the courage of the Cambodian people will permit this, but they 
should know that freedom loving people, especially here in the United 
States, are praying for them. In spirit, we are on their side. 
Ultimately, it is the courage and ideals of the Cambodian people that 
will make the difference.
  I and all Americans wish you success in this struggle.