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  1. 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, ...

  2. Question mark hangs over Khmer Rouge trial

    Posted May 07th 2006, 12:00am by Anne Hyland

    ... and international judges and prosecutors who will try the former senior leaders of the Khmer Rouge regime. This should have been hailed as a significant step forward for Cambodia's drawn-out genocide ... per cent of all felony cases. The Khmer Rouge trial will be heavily reliant on witness testimony if the former leaders of the regime are to be held accountable for their crimes of murdering, ...

  3. Cambodians deserve a chance of justice

    Posted Apr 18th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Justice for the victims of the Khmer Rouge's brutal rule of Cambodia is long overdue, but nearing: a tribunal to try surviving leaders is likely to start in the coming months. ... of civil war, five more of a Khmer Rouge insurgency and a government still comprising former members of the movement has meant the burying of such ideas. Internationally, while atrocities were ...

  4. The Lost Executioner

    Posted Jul 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Tim Cribb

    ... Compiled by Tim Cribb The Lost Executioner by Nic Dunlop Bloomsbury, $135 Between 1975 and 1979, the Khmer Rouge oversaw the deaths of two million Cambodians, fully one-third ... cadres would now be in their 30s and 40s. However, few Khmer Rouges have even been prosecuted for their crimes. How they live with themselves would make for fascinating reading. In the meantime, ...

  5. Genocide trial a tough way to end 30-year UN career

    Posted Apr 01st 2006, 12:00am by Anne Hyland

    ... Twenty-seven years ago Pol Pot's Khmer Rouge regime exterminated 1.7 million of its own citizens. Attempts at selective amnesia have been effective and many young Cambodians have trouble accepting the brutality of the genocide. And the history of the Khmer Rouge's reign is given only a passing reference in school textbooks. That is why the trial is necessary, says Ms Lee. 'Cambodians ...

  6. Cambodians torn by reliving horrors at genocide trial

    Posted Feb 27th 2006, 12:00am by Anne Hyland

    ... courthouse yesterday, where the horrors of the Khmer Rouge regime will be relived. Many Cambodians would prefer to forget the genocide undertaken by the Khmer Rouge nearly three decades ago when up ... to see the court where the long-awaited trials of several Khmer Rouge leaders will take place. Bou Meng, 64, will be a witness when they start next year. 'I'm motivated to be here ...

  7. Justifying means

    Posted Jul 10th 2006, 12:00am by Nick Meo

    ... As former Khmer Rouge leaders go on trial, the questionable integrity of the judges has forced victims of the regime to lower their expectations, writes Nick Meo An attempt to bring ... there was little enthusiasm from a people who suffered terribly at the hands of the Khmer Rouge. After years of delay and procrastination, most now expect little of the tribunal that the senior ex-leaders ...

  8. The lost people

    Posted Jun 20th 2006, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... that preceded shelling and the sound of the explosions. She was six at the time and thanks to her parents' quick thinking, escaped relatively unscathed before the Khmer Rouge wreaked havoc ... determination to try to leave the country was steeled. Their decision to flee was made amid the upheaval of the Khmer Rouge's rise to power in the mid-1970s. The execution, forced labour ...

  9. Heavenly bodies

    Posted Apr 30th 2006, 12:00am by Keith Mundy

    ... to his bedchamber. This royal tradition was tragically disrupted and almost destroyed by the brutal Khmer Rouge regime in the 1970s, but has since been revived as the apsara dance. This dance ... metres towards the heavens. At the main gateway, you marvel at the chutzpah of its ancient Khmer creators, their astonishing imagination and their physical commitment to the construction of this, ...

  10. Seriously sick flick

    Posted Sep 14th 2006, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... as a reality-television show. Implausible? Substitute Auschwitz with Tuol Sleng- the notorious torture and execution camp in Cambodia where more than 12,000 people perished during the Khmer Rouge's bloody ... as S-21), and on its walls hang photos of those being executed (an obvious reference to the Khmer Rouge's bureaucratic approach to its killings) and there are piles of skulls and skeletons (the ...




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