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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - TALKING POINTS

    Talking points

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 05:11am by STAFF

    ... democracy for the election of the chief executive in 2017.   New Khmer Rouge trial gets under way An initial hearing will be held in Phnom Penh in the case against two surviving Khmer Rouge leaders. Former Khmer Rouge head of state Khieu Samphan and deputy party leader Nuon Chea are charged with genocide against Cham and Vietnamese living in Cambodia at the time, crimes against humanity ...

  2. The Film: The Flute Player

    Posted Nov 30th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The compelling story of one man's historic fight against the legacy of the Khmer Rouge. Arn Chorn Pond was nine in 1975 when the regime seized power. He survived it by playing his flute to entertain his captors and eventually escaped to the United States, where he works to revive Cambodia's indigenous music. In English and Khmer with English subtitles. Wed, 7pm. ...

  3. Magazines - Post Magazine

    Hope floats: Cambodia's ethnic Vietnamese forced to live on the water

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 10:36am by Laura Villadiego

    ... Laura Villadiego, the latest Khmer Rouge trial has given rise to a little optimism. Pictures by Vincenzo Floramo. With a smile, 62-year-old Sreng Talong remembers being deported from his home country. The expulsion saved his life. It was in late 1975, a few months after the Khmer Rouge had taken power in Cambodia, and the ultra-Maoist regime was sending ethnic Vietnamese, such as Sreng ...

  4. 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 ...

  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. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. News - Asia - CAMBODIA

    Lavish Phnom Penh procession to enshrine former Cambodian king Sihanouk

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 03:50pm by Agence France-Presse in Phnom Penh

    ... the murderous Khmer Rouge regime 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 brutal Khmer Rouge emerged in the 1970s. “I pray for his soul and power to help look after us forever. He was a very good king for all of us,” said Chab Sean, 63. Sihanouk’s embalmed body lay ...

  9. Death of a tyrant

    Posted Nov 06th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... stories have the smallest beginnings. The death of Pol Pot in April 1998 was like that. Hearing rumours of instability in the secretive jungle camps of the last remaining Khmer Rouge, I headed ... into the crudely fortified no man's land loosely demarcating the border, ending at a line of bamboo stakes and razor wire. Like an emissary from hell, a Khmer Rouge spokesman emerged from the steaming ...

  10. Time to face history

    Posted Nov 24th 2007, 12:00am by Anne Hyland

    ... From hospital bed to prison cell, Khieu Samphan is running out of time, Anne Hyland reports Khieu Samphan was lying on his sickbed when the police finally arrived. The former Khmer Rouge ... Cambodia's UN-backed tribunal is preparing to bring Khmer Rouge leaders to justice. Khieu Samphan has spent most of the past 30 years denying responsibility for the deaths of 1.7 million Cambodians ...




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