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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    To overcome the past, Cambodia needs fair and open trials

    Posted Oct 09th 2012, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... wrangling, only one of the five top former Khmer Rouge officials has been sentenced by a UN-backed war crimes tribunal for their role in the deaths of up to two million people. If it is the intention of many prominent government officials and businessmen who served the genocidal Khmer Rouge regime to let time and tide cheat justice and bury the past, they have had a victory. The tribunal has ...

  2. Who's who in the news

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

    ... world, he refuses to utter the phrase the world wants to hear: Palestinian state. d. This man- better known as Duch- is accused of being the chief torturer during the Khmer Rouge regime ... rule of the Khmer Rouge. e. This Hong Kong journalist made a formal apology to the Philippines after writing a column deemed racist. In an article for HK Magazine, he wrote that the Philippines ...

  3. Enemies of the People

    Posted Jun 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Clarence Tsui In Rob Lemkin and Thet Sam Bath's documentary about the Khmer Rouge's murderous four-year grip on Cambodia, the extremist collective's ideologue Nuon Chea- ... million of them, in fact- a catastrophe the country has yet to fully recover from. Nuon Chea had, until then, never spoken about his role in the killings. He did so just as Khmer Rouge leaders ...

  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. Also showing: Stanley Harper

    Posted Oct 01st 2009, 12:00am by Katie Lau

    ... Katie Lau Unlike most documentaries that paint a grim picture of Cambodia in the aftermath of the Khmer Rouge, Stanley Harper's Cambodia Dreams tells an uplifting story ... people we would never normally meet,' he says. While the Khmer Rouge trials caught the world's attention early this year, Harper says they 'have very little meaning for average ...

  6. Long-distance call

    Posted Oct 26th 2008, 12:00am by Mark Footer

    ... in the world during the 1960s and 70s.' And then came Saloth Sar and the Khmer Rouge. 'My father survived four years in the Killing Fields. During that time, Saloth Sar became known ... law- writing employment contracts, going to small-claims tribunals, understanding sales of goods acts.' She learned other things, too. 'The Khmer Rouge did not want to waste bullets ...

  7. Panh's labyrinth sheds light on darkest days

    Posted Sep 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Vincent Macisaac

    ... Rithy Panh finally may have finished with the Khmer Rouge. This month, he'll focus on another troubling, if less horrific, period in his country's modern history: the days of French colonial rule. 'Now everyone wants to talk about the Khmer Rouge,' Panh says. 'Everyone wants to tell that story. But we did that years ago. The question is: why does everyone want ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. The great land grab

    Posted Oct 07th 2008, 12:00am by Jo Baker

    ... of black-clad guerilla fighters entered Phnom Penh and emptied it- by persuasion, coercion and violence- in just a few days. The Khmer Rouge had overthrown the government and, as a first step, more than ... and Amnesty International warn that, if the project goes ahead, it could be the beginning of the biggest forced eviction since the days of the Khmer Rouge. For things to change, said Lao Mong Hay, ...

  10. Expat Chinese a source of mainland inspiration

    Posted Mar 14th 2004, 12:00am by Alister McMillan

    ... which details his three months in detention by the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia in 1971. Bizot is the only westerner to have survived imprisonment by the group. During his detention, he befriended ...




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