Cambodians reject poll

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The Independent Online
Thirty newly-elected members of the Phnom Penh government's Cambodian People's Party Party (CPP) have resigned from the constituent assembly, UN officials said yesterday, as CPP mobs attacked UN offices in a provincial capital to protest against the election results, AFP reports from Phnom Penh.

The government threatened more violent protests for today. The demonstration in Svay Rieng province coincided with its call for all UN forces in Cambodia to quit its territory, a day after the UN announced that the royalist Funcinpec party had defeated the CPP in the elections.

In Pursat province, a Briton, Christopher Moon, and two Cambodians working with the British mine clearance group Halo Trust were kidnapped by Khmer Rouge guerrillas, the UN said.