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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    To overcome the past, Cambodia needs fair and open trials

    Posted Oct 09th 2012, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... wrangling, only one of the five top former Khmer Rouge officials has been sentenced by a UN-backed war crimes tribunal for their role in the deaths of up to two million people. If it is the intention of many prominent government officials and businessmen who served the genocidal Khmer Rouge regime to let time and tide cheat justice and bury the past, they have had a victory. The tribunal has ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    The flawed legacy of Norodom Sihanouk

    Posted Oct 18th 2012, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... the murderous Khmer Rouge regime. Cambodia suffered, and so did Sihanouk: five of his 14 children were among the estimated 1.7 million people who perished. It is a poignant example of how his fate ... Cambodia into the Vietnam war, China backed the Khmer Rouge and Vietnam invaded, occupying between 1979 and 1990. Even after his return to usher in a new era of independence under UN oversight, ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - TALKING POINTS

    Talking points

    Posted Jan 07th 2014, 03:03am by STAFF

    ... SCMP Editorial Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories... Cambodians mark victory over Khmer Rouge The ruling Cambodian People's Party will today celebrate the 35th anniversary of the toppling of the Khmer Rouge regime by Vietnamese forces, with CPP lawmaker Cheam Reap promising the biggest festivities in years. But while the CPP marks the day ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Talking points

    Posted Oct 15th 2013, 12:00am

    ... of their book. Last year's winner was Hilary Mantel's Bring up the Bodies.   Cambodia remembers former king Cambodia will mark the first anniversary of the death of former king Norodom Sihanouk, who led the struggle for independence but whose political manoeuvring helped plunge the country into genocidal rule by the communist Khmer Rouge. He died of a heart attack at the age ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    In a nation hooked on cars, a bicycle revival is just what we need

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 04:01am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Bicycle revival isjust what we need Ji Cheng has been the lanterne rouge- the red lamp at the back of the train- of the Tour de France. In the jargon of the annual race, ... their love for cycling, the lanterne rouge will be remembered for helping show the way. That may be a nostalgic notion, but it would not be an entirely retrograde step. In just two decades, ...

  6. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Hong Kong goes with the flow and reaps the rewards of capital movements

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 01:04am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Thailand's capital inflows and outflows as a percentage of GDP. Even these are probably inflated by false declarations for Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar. So, yes, Peter, scratch your head indeed. ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Freedom will triumph, in Hong Kong and elsewhere

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 01:50pm by Chris Patten

    ... Xiaoping's slogan "one country, two systems". The rule of law and the freedoms associated with pluralism- due process and the freedom of speech, assembly and worship- were to remain ... in defiance of the clear and open procedures that should ensure the rule of law. The extent to which concern for human rights should be a consideration in setting foreign policy is a contentious issue ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Political parties should take lead and improve transparency on donations

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 03:08am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Parties must take lead on funding Political donations are a sensitive issue the world over, even more so in a place like Hong Kong where transparency is limited. While individuals are subject to basic election spending rules and declaration of interest requirement, funding for political parties is unregulated. The situation does not resonate with our claim ...

  9. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, July 29, 2014

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 05:24am by LETTERS

    ... rule out the opportunity, and, after mentioning some ideas, which have been put forward, treat them rather lightly and recommend no change. This is a very serious decision because, ... rule after 1997, and so commenced a series of subtle moves to "return power to the people". In the early 1980s, when I started promoting the novel, universal-suffrage based district ...

  10. Business - Comment - THE VIEW

    Rules of the game

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 10:46am by RICHARD HARRIS

    ... Richard Harris While 'gaming the system' is legal, investors need to look beyond official announcements before making investment decisions based on such data Bending rules ... is legal, but as we saw in the global financial crisis, bending the rules got people into a lot of trouble. Banks lent irrationally, companies and people borrowed heavily, the US Federal Reserve ...




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