'Pig-like bargaining' over hostages

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Bangkok - The Khmer Rouge are bargaining over prices for ransoming three Western and several Cambodian hostages as if they were selling pigs at the market, the First Prime Minister, Prince Norodom Ranariddh, said yesterday. The hostages, abducted from a train in the southern province of Kampot on 26 July, are a Briton, Mark David Slater, 28; an Australian, David John Wilson, 29; and a Frenchman, Jean Michel Braquet, 28. AP