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  1. World wants to know what made Duch a killer

    Posted Aug 04th 2007, 12:00am by Anne Hyland

    ... by the Khmer Rouge, delve into the mind of Kaing Guek Eav, who is better known by his nom de guerre Duch. Duch was at the heart of the killing machine of the Khmer Rouge- the ultra-Maoist regime ... people through overwork, starvation, illness or execution, as the Khmer Rouge pursued its crazed ideology, stunned the world. Now Cambodians want answers from Duch, who was earlier this week ...

  2. Gone, but not forgotten

    Posted Apr 12th 2008, 12:00am by Donald Kirk

    ... back when old men and women warned Ith Chhun the Khmer Rouge were nearby. While journalists were getting killed on forays from Phom Penh, I reported for the Chicago Tribune on villages terrorised by Khmer Rouge executions and on high-level corruption in the capital. These memories flashed by as I read recently of the passing in New Jersey of Dith Pran, the Cambodian interpreter who ...

  3. Root of all evil

    Posted Jul 01st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Francois Bizot was the only foreigner to survive imprisonment under the Khmer Rouge and Comrade Duch, the leader awaiting trial for the torture and slaughter of thousands. Still haunted ... in 2003, is unique because the author was one of just a few, and the only foreigner, who survived being captured and imprisoned by the Khmer Rouge. An estimated 1.7 million people died from hunger, ...

  4. Cambodia has much to celebrate on anniversary

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

    ... 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, ... in Khmer Rouge atrocities. Only in 1991, when a peace deal was struck between political factions in Paris, were Cambodians given a glimpse of their future. The formal end of fighting between ...

  5. Wrangling delays justice

    Posted Feb 01st 2007, 12:00am by Anne Hyland

    ... Anne Hyland The Khmer Rouge trial, which is known by the clunky name of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, will try only a handful of senior leaders of the Khmer Rouge. It is a unique international crimes court in structure because it will be operated by the Cambodian government with the assistance of the UN. There is international funding for the trial to be held ...

  6. Killing Fields legacy threatens boom times

    Posted Nov 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Anne Hyland

    ... Cambodia's record economic growth is under attack from an old enemy, the Khmer Rouge, writes Anne Hyland in Phnom Penh Cambodia is being held back by the lack of an educated elite ... to a boom, is the lack of human resources, with so much of the professional class wiped out 30 years ago,' said Christopher Wood, chief strategist at CLSA. The Khmer Rouge terrorised Cambodia ...

  7. News - Asia - CAMBODIA

    Huge crowds mourn Cambodia’s beloved former king

    Posted Feb 01st 2013, 10:33am by Agence France-Presse in Phnom Penh

    ... decades marked by independence from France, civil war, the murderous Khmer Rouge regime, his own exile and finally peace. Many elderly Cambodians credit him with overseeing a rare period of political stability in the 1950s and 1960s, following independence, until the Khmer Rouge emerged in the 1970s. Up to two million people died under their reign of terror, including five ...

  8. Long way to go in Cambodia's healing

    Posted Nov 20th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The world is looking to Cambodia's UN-backed genocide tribunal to bring reconciliation to a country haunted by the brutality three decades ago of the Khmer Rouge. While the arrests ... of authority under the Khmer Rouge and they are not yet willing to admit to their pasts. This is why the tribunal process has been so drawn out; after eight years, hearings have only now begun and just ...

  9. Cambodian Dance

    Posted May 10th 2009, 12:00am by Tom Fawthrop

    ... of Cambodian dancers were abducted and taken to Ayutthaya, the Thai capital, to perform.) Cambodia's tragic recent history condemned its great tradition of dance to near oblivion. The Khmer Rouge ... Heywood, a lecturer on Asian art, brings the reader a fine appreciation of the form, intertwined with its turbulent history and an explanation of why it has long been at the core of Khmer culture ...

  10. Go with the flow

    Posted Oct 25th 2009, 12:00am by Graham Simmons

    ... Chhma, with its waterside restaurants on long wooden stilts. For nearly 30 years from 1970, Tonle Sap was a battle zone. The Khmer Rouge, who had made camps in the forests around the lake, were ... between the Khmer Rouge and liberating Vietnamese forces continued and it was only after 1998 that the former inhabitants were able to return to their lake houseboats. Now, despite ...




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