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  1. Cambodians deserve justice for a tragic past

    Posted Jan 08th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The genocidal rule of the Khmer Rouge still hangs heavily over Cambodia, 30 years after the ultra-Maoist group was ousted from power by invading Vietnamese forces. Economically, ... or sentenced for the regime's crimes. A court set up by Cambodia and the UN to hold the Khmer Rouge accountable began operating more than three years ago and has spent about US$50 million. Five ...

  2. Donors must demand that Cambodia respect rights

    Posted Apr 01st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... In a country that suffered the brutal rule of the Khmer Rouge and 10 years of occupation by the Vietnamese, human rights can seem relative. The scars of Cambodia's recent past still ... the rule of law, real progress towards democracy and permitting human rights. There is some evidence that Cambodia's leaders are not indifferent to international opinion when that would seem ...

  3. Talking points

    Posted Feb 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... is expected to announce its decision on an appeal by former Khmer Rouge prison chief Duch (left), who in July 2010 was sentenced to 35 years in jail for overseeing the deaths of at least 14,000 people ... of the Khmer Rouge's notorious S-21 prison and the only person tried by the tribunal so far. Hundreds of Cambodians are expected to flock to the court. Airport chiefs unveil smartphone check-in ...

  4. Cambodia has much to celebrate on anniversary

    Posted Nov 09th 2003, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... the government and Khmer Rouge guerillas in 1998 finally brought the peace now being enjoyed. France ended 90 years of colonial rule with little fanfare on November 9, 1953, handing power to King Norodom ... of Southeast Asian Nations. The rise to international and regional acceptance would have been unthinkable in the 1970s during the China-backed Khmer Rouge's murderous reign of terror or the 1980s, ...

  5. Cambodia's constitutional noose is strangling development

    Posted Aug 10th 2003, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... conference in Paris in 1991, called to create democratic rule in a country that had endured four years of brutal rule by the Khmer Rouge and a decade-long occupation by Vietnam. Representatives from ... A sense of deja vu hangs over Cambodia. The political deadlock that gripped the country after national elections in 1998 - and led to bloody violence that ended only after months ...

  6. Talking points

    Posted Aug 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Rouge pair to stand trial Cambodia's United Nations-backed war crimes tribunal holds a hearing to discuss whether two of its four Khmer Rouge defendants are fit to stand trial. The trial ... said China should be the priority of its economic diplomacy. Party to choose replacement for Naoto Kan Japan's ruling party elects a new leader from a field of five to replace Prime ...

  7. The Khmer Rouge

    Posted Sep 21st 2010, 12:00am by John Brennan

    ... John Brennan Under the Marxist leader Pol Pot, the Khmer Rouge began in the 1960s as the armed wing of the Cambodian communist party. Khmer Rouge is French for 'Red Khmer'; the Khmer people are the largest ethnic group in Cambodia, and red is traditionally associated with communism. After a five-year civil war, their forces finally took over the capital, Phnom Penh, ...

  8. The Thin Blue Line

    Posted Dec 28th 2008, 12:00am by Tom Fawthrop

    ... and Myanmar's neighbours made this a non-starter. UN peacekeeping has made an important contribution to conflict resolution in Cambodia, despite the Khmer Rouge's aggressive violations of the Paris ... Tom Fawthrop The Thin Blue Line by Conor Foley Verso, HK$209 In a world where Myanmese generals shoot Buddhist monks and Zimbabwe's destitute victims of Robert Mugabe's rule ...

  9. Dispute at sea rocks the boat in Vietnam

    Posted Dec 15th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the mountainous northern border in early 1979, following Vietnam's occupation of Beijing-backed Cambodia to drive the ultra-Maoist Khmer Rouge from power. It was a brief but bloody war, leaving tens ... claims of sovereignty outside China's embassy in Hanoi and southern consulate in Ho Chi Minh City are jarring indeed. Protests of any sort are rare in communist-ruled Vietnam, especially ...

  10. Watchful world ensures despots no longer above the law

    Posted Jul 30th 2003, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... Britain's Prime Minister Tony Blair and his government of war crimes in Iraq. Arrangements are being finalised in Cambodia for the start later this year of trials of senior Khmer Rouge leaders ... of the international community for justice is a far cry from previous decades, when regimes committed crimes on their own people with scant external comment. The victims of the Khmer Rouge's brutal ...




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