CAMBODIA: Partial Paralysis

When he returned to Cambodia two weeks ago from Honolulu, where he had been under treatment for the stroke that immobilized him last February, Premier Lon Nol was still a long way from complete recovery. He seemed weak in body and in spirit, had only limited use of his left arm. dragged his left leg as he walked, and occasionally slurred his words as he spoke. Even so, there was little to foreshadow the crisis that beset Phnom-Penh last week, leaving the government—like Lon Nol himself—in a state of partial paralysis.

The crisis began on his seventh day back in...

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