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Senator McCain Said the Death of Chea Vichea is a Loss for Cambodia - 2004-01-23

US Senator John McCain said in a statement that the death of Chea Vichea is a tremendous loss for Cambodia and urges all Cambodian political parties not to use violence. The International Labor Organization (ILO) issued a statement condemning the murder of the union leader.

Opposition party leader Mr. Sam Rainsy told garment factory workers to remain calm. FUNCINPEC general secretary Norodom Sirivuth said one Chea Vichea died but thousands of Chea Vichea will be born in Cambodia.

Cambodian King Norodom Sihanouk sent 1000 dollars to Mr. Chea Vichea's family and a post mortem medal.