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  1. Spectre of Pol Pot lingers in Cambodia

    Posted Apr 19th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... heart attack in a tiny jungle redoubt near the Thai border, the irony is chilling. Pol Pot and his clique of ultra-Maoist Khmer Rouge counted Buddhist monks and other followers ... a twisted ideology to the extent of its internal logic. Doctors, teachers, accountants - anyone with glasses - were shot or had their skulls smashed as the victorious Khmer Rouge emptied the capital ...

  2. The great land grab

    Posted Oct 07th 2008, 12:00am by Jo Baker

    ... of black-clad guerilla fighters entered Phnom Penh and emptied it - by persuasion, coercion and violence - in just a few days. The Khmer Rouge had overthrown the government and, as a first step, more ... and Amnesty International warn that, if the project goes ahead, it could be the beginning of the biggest forced eviction since the days of the Khmer Rouge. For things to change, said Lao Mong Hay, ...

  3. Gone, but not forgotten

    Posted Apr 12th 2008, 12:00am by Donald Kirk

    ... the Hotel Royale in Phnom Penh. I was in New York when Cambodia fell to the Khmer Rouge, in April 1975, two years after America had stopped bombing Cambodia and left US-equipped government soldiers ... four years surviving in a jungle ruled by the Khmer Rouge. I wondered, though, what had happened to Ith Chhun. Stories of slaughter in the countryside, during the three years, eight months ...

  4. Long-distance call

    Posted Oct 26th 2008, 12:00am by Mark Footer

    ... Unpolished Gem. 'Khmer, Chinese and Vietnamese conducted trade in the capital, Phnom Penh. This is the world where my parents grew up. 'Cambodia was also the most bombed country in the world during the 1960s and 70s.' And then came Saloth Sar and the Khmer Rouge. 'My father survived four years in the Killing Fields. During that time, Saloth Sar became known ...

  5. People support us with open arms, says coup general's son in poll bid

    Posted Jul 26th 2008, 12:00am by Luke Hunt

    ... his father's role in the early 1970s was misunderstood. Lon Nol governed until 1975, when the Khmer Rouge overran the country and imposed a vicious, autocratic rule that left 1.7 million ... past. In March 1970, the general ousted prince Norodom Sihanouk in a US-backed palace coup. Almost three decades of civil war followed, bringing the Khmer Rouge, the 'killing fields' ...

  6. Trial and terror

    Posted May 29th 2008, 12:00am by Susan Postlewaite

    ... that the Khmer Rouge held until the mid-90s. Another hurdle is the surviving sympathy in Cambodia for the Khmer Rouge, underlining the political complexity surrounding the tribunal, which began work two ... The pre-trial hearing of Pol Pot's key woman commander is the latest attempt to bring the Khmer Rouge's ageing leaders to justice, writes Susan Postlewaite Wearing a white blouse ...

  7. Beyond absolute power

    Posted Jul 26th 2008, 12:00am by Luke Hunt

    ... into the southwestern province of Tay Ninh proved correct. Thousands were massacred by Khmer Rouge raids, and Hanoi ordered the invasion of Cambodia on Christmas Day 1978. As the carnage of the Khmer Rouge ... military record needs to be taken into account. He loathes being referred to as a former Khmer Rouge cadre. Once Pol Pot blanketed the country with an iron grip in April 1975, many men and too ...

  8. Dancing in Shadows

    Posted Jan 06th 2008, 12:00am by Tom Fawthrop

    ... Transitional Authority of Cambodia (Untac) had to appeal to the forces of Hun Sen's government, not officially recognised by the UN, to come and chase the Khmer Rouge soldiers out of town. ... in his untimely death. In May 1993 an increasingly belligerent Khmer Rouge attacked and briefly occupied the town of Siem Reap in a defiant attempt to frighten voters and disrupt elections. ...

  9. Killing, acid attack dash hopes for peaceful election in Cambodia

    Posted Jul 15th 2008, 12:00am by Luke Hunt

    ... Luke Hunt in Phnom Penh Hopes that Cambodia can deliver a peaceful election campaign have been dashed with the weekend killing of a prominent opposition journalist and an acid attack on a ruling party official, prompting concern among human rights groups yesterday. Ngor Srun, a secretary of state with the ruling Cambodian People's Party (CPP), was doused with acid on Sunday ...

  10. Political maturity needed in temple row

    Posted Jul 26th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... headscarves, soft caps and cradled rifles into silhouette, they could have been mistaken for the former Khmer Rouge soldiers who occupied Preah Vihear during their long years spent fighting for survival after being pushed to the border by Vietnamese invaders. The Khmer Rouge, of course, knew the strategic value of the site, high on a long cliff edge overlooking Cambodia on its ...




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