Cambodia Mine Action Centre (CMAC) 1993 - 1997

Date from 01 January 1993
Date to 31 December 1997
Collection type Conflict
Scope note Strength: Strength:6-8 Army Officers, Warrant Officers and SNCOs on 6 month rotations. Estimated total of 40. AO: Cambodia After the withdrawal of the UNTAC force from Cambodia in Nov 1993 In accordance with United Nations Security Council Resolution 880/93, CMAC's mandate is to conduct, and to train Cambodians to carry out, large scale de-mining activities, eventually independently of international technical assistance. CMAC carries out its mandate by providing mine awareness training to the people of Cambodia and by conducting minefield, and unexploded ordnance, survey, marking and clearance operations. In 1997, the shared Power of Hun Sen and Norodom Sihanouk, was broken when Hun Sen conducted a coup de 'etat, ousting the Royalists out of the Cambodian Parliament, making the parliament overwhelmingly Cambodian People s Party (CPP). As a result of this unlawful action by Hun Sen, Australia withdraw its contribution to the UNDP and CMAC in 1997.