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Roberts, Rebecca. 2008 ‘Cambodia - Surplus Destruction After War and Genocide.’ Contemporary Security Policy; 29 (1), p. 119. Arlington, VA: Routledge / Taylor & Francis. 1 April

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Although the 2001 UN Programme of Action does not forbid (and lacks the power to forbid) sovereign states from exporting small arms, Cambodian authorities claim that their commitment to the Programme of Action prevents the export of SALW.

The Royal Government of Cambodia has stated that it actively supports international initiatives and activities to prevent the spread of SALW, and does not allow weapons to be trafficked within or out of the country.

In 2002, Cambodian officials stated they refused export requests for SALW from other countries. It appears that the government is anxious to fulfil its obligations to the Programme of Action to quash the country's reputation for arms trafficking.

The Ministry of National Defence also says that the government recognizes that the military surplus poses a threat to the civilian population.

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