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  1. News - World - OBITUARY

    'Devil's advocate' lawyer Jacques Verges dies aged 88

    Posted Aug 17th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... communist head of state Khieu Samphan, on charges of crimes against humanity over the 1975-1979 Khmer Rouge rule. Then aged 86, the short, bespectacled Verges delivered a pithy riposte ... are suggestions that he fostered ties with Palestinian militants, that he passed through Congo - or that he lived in Khmer Rouge Cambodia. Agence France-Presse ...

  2. Heartbreak hotel

    Posted Apr 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Gary Walsh

    ... war that followed the ousting of Pol Pot's brutal Khmer Rouge regime in 1979, it was used as a refuge by remnant Khmer Rouge fighters. The hotel, meanwhile, housed Vietnamese ... without husband is like a night without moon'- there is a drawing of a Khmer Rouge soldier, said to be a self-portrait. The exterior is largely untouched, save for the pockmarks of war, ...

  3. A nation with a tragic past

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

    ... from the war taking place in neighbouring Vietnam. The Khmer Rouge rebels seized power in 1975. Under their leader Pol Pot, these radical communists are believed to be responsible for the deaths of an estimated 1.7 million Cambodians. It wasn't until 1978, that an invading Vietnamese army finally drove the Khmer Rouge from power. Today, Cambodia is one of the poorest ...

  4. Whole new ball game awaits Cambodians

    Posted May 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... of the players were orphaned by the Khmer Rouge. Officially, the Khmer Rouge's grip on power ended in 1979, but in the north of the country, they ruled until as recently as 1996. 'It is a very ... Alvin Sallay 'It is quite a big jump having been brought up on sevens' Six months ago, Cambodia became the 113th member of the International Rugby Board. Today, they will play ...

  5. News - Asia - CAMBODIA

    Obama arrives in Cambodia for Asean summit

    Posted Nov 19th 2012, 08:39pm by Associated Press in Phnom Penh

    ... Associated Press in Phnom Penh Making history twice within hours, President Barack Obama on Monday became the first US president to set foot in Cambodia, a country once known for its Khmer ... with helping the country emerge from the horrors of the 1970s Khmer Rouge reign, when systematic genocide left 1.7 million dead. Vietnam invaded and ousted that regime in 1979. By 1985, Hun Sen had ...

  6. Pol Pot- The History of a Nightmare

    Posted Jun 12th 2005, 12:00am by Tim Cribb

    ... Rouge past. Much easier to blame everything on Pol Pot or, as Philip Short posits, some brutal aspect of Khmer culture dating back 500 years. Short writes a clear history of Cambodia from ... defending the indefensible. Vietnam, acting largely alone, brought an end to Cambodia's nightmare. Short concludes, however, that 'trying the surviving Khmer Rouge leaders for past crimes ...

  7. News - Asia - CAMBODIA

    Thousands protest in Cambodia as opposition rejects poll result

    Posted Aug 06th 2013, 09:50pm by Reuters

    ... rule of the Khmer Rouge. Analysts aren’t writing off the chances of the politically ruthless leader extending his 28-year rule, but even by his government’s count, the election represents ... the victory claimed by long-serving Prime Minister Hun Sen, who shows no sign of stepping aside. The election revealed widespread unhappiness with his iron-fisted rule, and the opposition Cambodia ...


    Cambodia government rejects opposition call for election inquiry

    Posted Jul 30th 2013, 03:41pm by Reuters in Phnom Penh

    ... in 1998, after decades of war and turmoil including the 1975-79 “Killing Fields” rule of the Khmer Rouge. Prolonged wrangling over the result and a weakened Hun Sen could raise uncertainty over ... the electoral system is heavily biased in favour of the ruling party and Transparency International Cambodia, which monitored the election, said it was “very concerned about the disenfranchisement ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. News - Asia

    Hun Sen aims to rule until he is 90

    Posted Nov 20th 2012, 12:00am by Associated Press in Phnom Penh

    ... and stability in a country plagued by desperate poverty and nearly destroyed under the Khmer Rouge regime. Obama's visit, the first by a United States president, comes because Cambodia is hosting ... Associated Press in Phnom Penh Strongman aims to rule 'until he is 90' US President Barack Obama arrived in Cambodia last night having just won four more years in office, ...




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