The former Kampuchean (Cambodian) leader Prince Norodom Sihanouk arrived in Singapore on June 27.
SV Singapore Foreign Minister, Suppiah Dhanabalan on tarmac
SV Prince Sihanouk steps from plane, is greeted by foreign minister and other officials, then leaves by car (2 shots)
SV ZOOM IN SCU Prince Sihanouk speaking
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SIHANOUK: "Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew let me know at the eve of my departure from Penang, Malaysia, to be in Singapore now, let me know that Singapore would like to help the newly formed coalition government to deal--would like to give us aid--some aid. I don't know whether Singapore would like to give some military air or only humanitarian, financial and economic aid, but, even if Singapore cannot give military aid, we shall be very satisfied if our coalition government and our three factions can get from Singapore humanitarian, financial and economic aid in order to enable our people to solve some problems in the field of, you know, in the social field, because we face also a problem of food. Even our fighters, they are underfed, they have weapons for the fight, there are enough weapons but not enough food or medicines."
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Background: The former Kampuchean (Cambodian) leader Prince Norodom Sihanouk arrived in Singapore on June 27. It was the first stage of a visit that will take him to the five states of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN). The others are Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines. The Prince was met at Singapore Airport by Foreign Minister Suppiah Dhanabalan. Soon afterwards, he gave a news conference in which he said he had been promised aid by Singapore in the fight against the Vietnamese backed rulers of Kampuchea. He said any aid would be welcome. The Prince's ASEAN tour has taken on new importance since the three main guerrilla factions in Kampuchea united about a week ago (June 22). The factions are the Khmer Rouge, led by Khieu Samphan, which ruled Kampuchea from 1975 to 1979, the Khmer People's National Liberation Front (KPNLF), led by Son Sann, a former Prime Minister who rose to prominence between 1970 and 1975, and forces loyal to Prince Sihanouk, who ruled the country before 1970. Unification of these groups has long been sought by ASEAN, which fiercely opposes the present Vietnamese backed rulers of Kampuchea.)