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Roberts, Rebecca. 2008 ‘Cambodia - Surplus Destruction After War and Genocide.’ Contemporary Security Policy; 29 (1), pp. 110, 121. Arlington, VA: Routledge / Taylor & Francis. 1 April

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Before the foreign-sponsored weapons security programmes began, the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (RCAF) did not maintain records of its small arms and light weapons, nor did it have procedures to regulate access to its weapons.

Pilfering and large-scale theft by law-enforcement and military personnel - often organized by senior officers - fuelled weapons-related problems.

RCAF storage facilities so were insecure that weapons could easily leak into the community without the knowledge of the authorities. Poor storage meant that SALW and ammunition were badly maintained and posed a danger to the public…

Between 2001 and 2006, 47 storage depots were constructed or renovated throughout the country and 3,475 lockable storage racks were installed in offices and barracks, creating a storage capacity for 164,892 weapons.

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