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Wednesday, 20 May 1970

Mr BEAZLEY (FREMANTLE, WESTERN AUSTRALIA) - The Minister for External Affairs will recall that in the fortnight before President Nixon sent United Slates troops into Cambodia there was an outbreak of Khmer violence against Vietnamese who were residents of Cambodia, even to the point of genocide, with bodies thrown in the river and so on. Were any representations made by either the Djakarta conference powers or the Australian Government to the Government of Vietnam to desist from these actions? If so. what underlies the threat of the South Vietnamese Government to expel Cambodians if action by the Cambodian Government against Vietnamese continues?

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