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Disorder in the court

The former leaders of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge, with the blood of the 1975-1979 genocide victims on their hands, are resting easy: their chances of ever going to jail for their misdeeds are minimal, if that.

Friday, 23 March, 2007, 12:00am

Shady hotel the only show in town

In the country town of Surin near Thailand's northeastern border with Cambodia, all roads seem to lead to the Hotel Petchkasem.

The architecture is drab, the food only fair and the waiters prone to putting ice in the beer. But linger in the lobby for a while and the mystique of the place gradually becomes apparent.

22 Apr 1998 - 12:00am

Atrocities repel poll sponsors

THE failure of the Cambodian Government to investigate up to 70 politically motivated executions has jeopardised international aid and may scuttle the prospect of credible elections next year, according to diplomats.

19 Oct 1997 - 12:00am

Ranariddh troops seek refuge on Thai border

Troops loyal to ousted First Prime Minister Prince Norodom Ranariddh are withdrawing to their former strongholds on the Thai border.

The last major military base controlled by Prince Ranariddh's supporters fell to Hun Sen's forces yesterday, military officials and diplomats said. Samrong, 25 kilometres south of the Thai border, was taken at about 10 am.

19 Jul 1997 - 12:00am

Speed of fall only surprise in power battle

When fighting broke out in Phnom Penh between troops loyal to Cambodia's two main political parties a month ago, few people expected such a rapid and final unravelling of the ruling coalition.

18 Jul 1997 - 12:00am

Ranariddh bid for more power rocks coalition

Almost three years after a UN-sponsored election, the governing coalition put in place by King Norodom Sihanouk to avoid continuing civil war now seems set to disintegrate.

27 Mar 1996 - 12:00am

Painful transition for Cambodians

I REFER to the article headlined, 'Turmoil returns to Cambodia' (South China Morning Post, December 15). It gave some insight into what is going on in Cambodia, a country trying find its way towards democracy after having been a completely closed society for many years.

20 Dec 1995 - 12:00am

Cambodia's sign of hope

AS the counting begins this morning to determine the outcome of Cambodia's landmark polls, the United Nations Transitional Authority (UNTAC) can congratulate itself on an unexpectedly peaceful election with a 90 per cent turnout many Western democracies can only dream of.

29 May 1993 - 12:00am

Poll blow for Khmer Rouge

MILLIONS of Cambodians flocking to the polls under the noses of the Khmer Rouge, who warned them not to vote, have dealt the guerillas a major blow though not a fatal one, experts said.

25 May 1993 - 12:00am