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  1. 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, ...

  2. The guilty must pay for Khmer Rouge atrocities

    Posted Jul 27th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cambodians deserve justice for the genocide committed by the Khmer Rouge regime during its rule three decades ago. They have not been given that with the sentencing yesterday of the Maoist ... supportive of the trials. He has repeatedly said that the past should be buried rather than scrutinised. Suggestions that more Khmer Rouge members should be brought before the court of Cambodian ...

  3. Khmer Rouge jailer awaits judgment day

    Posted Jul 25th 2010, 12:00am by Luke Hunt

    ... for the Khmer Rouge in the late 1970s. These included disembowelment, operations being performed without anaesthetic, and blood being drained from prisoners for use in transfusions. Children were taken ... differed on two counts from other senior Khmer Rouge leaders of the day. 'He was very intelligent and he has apologised. He's interesting to that extent,' the American told the South ...

  4. Hundreds dead after stampede

    Posted Nov 25th 2010, 12:00am by Karly Cox

    ... Karly Cox What? At least 378 people were killed in a stampede in Phnom Penh, the Cambodian capital. About 750 others were injured. When? The tragedy occurred on Monday evening after Bon Om Touk, a festival marking the end of the rainy season. Prime Minist ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Lost in the Killing Fields

    Posted Jun 27th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... language instructor in Montreal. At the age of 16, she falls impetuously in love with Serey, a Cambodian student and blues musician forced into exile in Canada during the Khmer Rouge ... years ago. In a Phnom Penh market one day, a Cambodian woman came up to her and said that her entire family had perished during the Khmer Rouge's brutal rule. When Echlin asked her ...

  7. Uniform dilemma

    Posted May 18th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... it was developing a discreet and highly strategic relationship. China sold Thailand cut-rate oil to help the kingdom through the oil shocks of the early 1970s. And when the collapse of the Khmer Rouge ... hideouts. The secret funnelling of cash and materiel from China to the Khmer Rouge via the Thai military became known as the 'Deng Xiaoping Highway'. If the US military has no closer ...

  8. Raise the roof

    Posted Apr 10th 2010, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... and British documentary producer Rob Lemkin visit former Khmer Rouge members and hear their confessions of participation in the so-called killing fields. Before meeting Lemkin, Thet Sambath- whose ... and the so-called 'Brother Number Two' in the Khmer Rouge. While the low-ranked fighters are apologetic about their past, Nuon Chea appears unrepentant, as he insists those killed were all ...

  9. The winning ways of minority languages

    Posted Aug 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Cambodia and ousted the Khmer Rouge government, which had China's support. Fearful that the Vietnamese would be able to listen in on Chinese communications, the Chinese military decided to use ...

  10. Street smarts

    Posted Nov 10th 2010, 12:00am by Maggie Chen

    ... the 'killing fields' and persecution by the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia. The family arrived in California in 1981. But their neighbourhood was one of the most gang and drug-infested in Long Beach, ... such as music, art and dance to inspire them about their future. It also provides non-formal education, such as lessons in Khmer and English, and computer training. As Tiny Toones' programme manager ...




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