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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    After a closure of sorts, Cambodia must now look to future

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 05:16am by SCMP Editorial

    ... in the life sentences handed down to the last two top leaders of the Khmer Rouge to be held accountable for the Maoist regime's reign of terror over Cambodia in the late 1970s. The symbolism is etched in time and tide. It is more than 35 years since the regime fell and age has almost cheated justice altogether. One of the former leaders, Khmer Rouge head of state Khieu Samphan, is 83, ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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, ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. News - Asia - CAMBODIA

    Court rules Ieng Thirith, Pol Pot's sister-in-law, is unfit to stand trial

    Posted Sep 14th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... 'First Lady' of Khmer Rouge set to be freed Cambodia's war crimes court yesterday ordered the release of Ieng Thirith, dubbed the "First Lady" of the murderous Khmer Rouge ... a handful of people brought before a court for atrocities during the Khmer Rouge era. The accused "suffers from a progressive, degenerative illness [likely to be Alzheimer's ...

  10. 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 ...




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