APPEAL TO PRESIDENT KENNEDY BY SOUTH VIETNAMESE REBEL OFFICERS IN PHNOM PENH

Created: 1/24/1962

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APPEAL TO PRESIDENT KEHHSTTf BY SOUTH VIETNAMESE REBEL OFPICERS TJi PESOM PENH

OH2 MAJOR PRAMKg, FORMER QflSIANTffR OP THE SCUTK VIETNAM (SVNj MARTKB CORPS AND MEMBERROUPVN REBEL OFFICERS El PROTECTIVE CD STORY BY THE CAMBODIAN QOVKHKMEHT,ROPOSAL FROM HIS GROUP TO TEE UNITED STATES EMBASSY IN PHNCM PENH ADDRESSED TO PRRSTTJEHT KENNEDY.

A COVER LETTER TO AMBASSADOR TRIMBLE. TRTfl PROPOSAL SIOIIED BY THEIRA.3EL NGUYENT AND OTHER QP7ICERSTCTKIST OF COMPIAINTS AGAINST TEE DIEM GOVERNMENT'S CORRUPT AND 1IEFF1CIEHT METfiODS OF OFPOSINQ THE VIETNAMESE CO-IMONISTS (VC), XT SUGGESTED THAT PRESIDENT KENNEDY REAPPRAISE TBE US POLICY TOWARD TEE DIEM GOVERNMENT AND UNSEAT AND REPLACE ITOVERNMENT TRULY REPRESENTATIVE OF TBS bvs PEOPLE. TBE PROPOSAL WAS PRESENTED IB TWO COPIES, EACH ONE HAVING ONE ENGLISH, FRENCHIETNAMESE

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LIEU TOLD AS EMBASSY OFFICER THAT MCOMPETENT CAMBODIAN AU0BORITIESH

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PRINCE STEAKOUK HAD APPROVED, ANDAMBODIAN GOVERNMENT SECURITY SERVICE WAS OBTAIHTJTGHE GROUP. WHEN ASKED WHAT THEIR PLANS WERE AFTER THEY WERE RELEASED, MAJOR LIEU SAID THAT THET WERE STILL DOPING FOR ASYLUM IN THE UNITED STATES AND WOULD AT LEAST LIKE TO MAINTAIN CONTACT WITH US EMBASSY OFFICERS.

NOTHING COULD BE DOSE TO REMEDY THE SITUATION IB SVS UNTIL DXZMTHEY WOULD FIGHT DIEM FIRST ADD THE VC SECOND.

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