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    BANGKOK/NAKHON PHANON PROVINCE, THAILAND

    Official Thai sources have dispelled reports that exiled Kampuchean leader Prince Norodom Sihanouk intended to resign as head of a rebel coalition fighting the Communist Heng Samrin regime in his homeland.

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    BB TV THAI POOL (JAN. 28) (MUTE)
    1. SV Prince Sihanouk with Thai P-M- Mr. Prem Tinsulanonda exchanging gifts (2 shots) 0.11
    2. SVs PULL BACK TO GV The two seated (3 shots) 0.20
    3. SVs Prince Sihanouk handing gift to Thai King 0.30
    CHANNEL 7 JAN. 26, NAKHON PHANON, (SOUND)
    4. GV TILT DOWN Pagoda (2 shots) 0.40
    5. SVs Communist defectors at prayer at foot of pagoda (4 shots) 0.55
    6. SV Thai prime minister arriving with Thai army Commander-in-chief General Arthit Kamlang-ek 1.02
    7. SVs Crowd of onlookers and former Communists (2 shots) 1.06
    8. SV General Prem kneeling before ceremony 1.15
    9. SV Defector taking oath 1.20
    10. SV Prem reading reply 1.27
    GARY BURNS: JANUARY 26. THAI KAMPUCHEA BORDER. (SOUND)
    11. GV PAN Khmer refugees waiting at centre to board coaches (4 shots) 1.37
    12. SV Refugees boarding coach 1.40
    13. SV PAN Friends wave as coach leaves (2 shots) 1.47
    14. SV Coaches arriving at new camp in Khao-i-Dung (2 shots) 1.56
    15. GV/SVs Newly arrived refugees waiting to be housed (3 shots) 2.03
    16. GV/SVs Refugees erecting wooden shelters on camp site (4 shots) 2.17
    InitialsWS/BB


    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: BANGKOK/NAKHON PHANON PROVINCE, THAILAND

    Official Thai sources have dispelled reports that exiled Kampuchean leader Prince Norodom Sihanouk intended to resign as head of a rebel coalition fighting the Communist Heng Samrin regime in his homeland. Military sources in Kampuchea's neighbouring country said Prince Sihanouk, who arrived in Bangkok on January 20, has paid an unexpected visit to his supporters in Kampuchea on January 27. He had returned to Bangkok the following day for a farewell meeting with King Bhumibol Adulyadej and Prime Minister Prem Tinsulanonda before flying to China on January 29. The rebel coalition links the prince with the Khmer Rouge, which was ousted from Kampuchea in 1978, and the non-Communist People's Liberation Front led by former Prime Minister Son Sann. Kampuchean rebel groups have established a number of camps along the border with Thailand, where the government of General Prem has long been campaigning against Communism. On January 26, 500 former Thai Communists pledged never to betray their country again during the consecration of the Phra That Phanon - a pagoda in the northeastern Thai province of Nakhon Phom. The Prime Minister and the army's Commander in Chief General Arthit Kamlang-ek attended the ceremony, during which the defectors swore an oath of allegiance to the nation. In his speech, the prime minister said he hoped the occasion would help cement national unity in Thailand. Meanwhile, almost 8,000 Khmer refugees were moved from a temporary Thai centre to the Khao-i-Dung refugee camp. The refugees, whose hopes of re-settlement in the United States have been dashed by U.S. immigration authorities, will now join about 45,000 of their countrymen who have fled Communist-led Kampuchea.

    Source: BANGKOK BROADCASTING & TELEVISION COMPANY/CHANNEL 7/REUTERS - GARY BURNS

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    Film ID:
    VLVA70H4LXFABQ9TSGI42C2XAKBFS
    Media URN:
    VLVA70H4LXFABQ9TSGI42C2XAKBFS
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/01/1983
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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