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New setback for Khmer Rouge war crimes court as prosecutor resigns

Cambodian people hold portrait photos of victims of Khmer Rouge during a protest in Phnom Penh. Photo: AFP

Cambodia's troubled Khmer Rouge war crimes court suffered a new setback yesterday with the resignation of a key prosecutor - the latest in a string of departures from the United Nations-backed tribunal.

Tuesday, 10 September, 2013, 1:43am

Cambodia opposition party denounces 'staged' rally against leader

Protestors gather to rally against acting CNRP chief Kem Sokha at Freedom Park in Phnom Penh. Photo: Reuters

Cambodia’s main opposition party denounced a large demonstration held Sunday against one of their leaders in the capital, a rally they say was staged by supporters of Prime Minister Hun Sen to intimidate rivals ahead of July elections.

9 Jun 2013 - 4:01pm

Cambodia passes bill criminalising Khmer Rouge genocide denial

A Cambodian guard walks past the main gate of the National Assembly building in Phnom Penh. Photo: AFP

Cambodia’s National Assembly has approved a bill making it a crime to deny that atrocities were committed by the genocidal 1970s communist Khmer Rouge regime. Critics say the law will be used as a weapon against the political opposition.

7 Jun 2013 - 5:52pm

Khmer Rouge chief Nuon Chea expresses 'remorse' over regime's crimes

A tourist walks past a portrait photo of former Khmer Rouge leader Nuon Chea at the Tuol Sleng genocide museum in Phnom Penh. Photo: AP

The Khmer Rouge's former number two admitted for the first time yesterday he felt responsibility and remorse for the actions of a regime blamed for the deaths of up to two million people in the late 1970s.

31 May 2013 - 2:02am

Khmer Rouge ‘Brother Number Two’ Nuon Chea admits shared ‘responsibility’

'Brother Number Two' Nuon Chea, 84, at his trial in 2011. Photo: AFP

The Khmer Rouge’s former number two admitted for the first time on Thursday he shared responsibility for the actions of a regime blamed for the deaths of up to two million people in the late 1970s.

30 May 2013 - 3:05pm

Criminalise denial of Khmer Rouge atrocities, Hun Sen says

Cambodian students mark the annual 'Day of Anger' at a killing fields memorial. Photo: AFP

Cambodia's prime minister says he wants a law to punish people who deny that atrocities occurred during the 1970s Khmer Rouge regime, apparently trying to link his political rivals to the widely despised movement.

29 May 2013 - 1:24am

Cambodian PM Hun Sen seeks genocide denial law

Cambodians place burning incense sticks and offer prayers at a memorial charnel housing skulls of unidentified victims of the Khmer Rouge in Choeung Ek 'Killing Field' in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Photo: AP

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday called for a new law banning statements denying that genocide was committed under the Khmer Rouge regime in the late 1970s.

27 May 2013 - 9:00pm

Khmer Rouge leader Ieng Sary had US$20m in Hong Kong account

Ieng Sary's mansion in Phnom Penh. The house is under the name of his daughter. Photo: Heng Sinith, AP

The death of Ieng Sary - one of three Khmer Rouge leaders accused of genocide and war crimes before a tribunal in Phnom Penh - may have also killed off attempts by victims and their families to recover his assets and hidden wealth, including a bank account in Hong Kong.

31 Mar 2013 - 2:19pm

Mourners mass for cremation of Khmer Rouge leader

Cambodian people offer alms to Buddhist monks around the cremation site for former Khmer Rouge foreign minister Ieng Sary in Malai on Thursday. Photo: AFP

Hundreds of mourners massed on Thursday ahead of the cremation of a co-founder of Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge, highlighting the stark divide between supporters and victims of the brutal communist regime.

21 Mar 2013 - 3:27pm

Hundreds mourn former Khmer Rouge minister Ieng Sary

Relatives at the funeral of Ieng Sary yesterday in Malai, a former Khmer Rouge stronghold. Photo: AFP

Hundreds of mourners gathered yesterday for a funeral ceremony at the rural stronghold of Khmer Rouge co-founder Ieng Sary, who died while on trial for genocide and war crimes.

16 Mar 2013 - 4:53am

Hundreds mourn former Khmer Rouge minister Ieng Sary

Ieng Vuth (left), son of Ieng Sary, prays with his family near the body of his father at their home in former stronghold of Malai near the Cambodian-Thai border. Photo: AP

Hundreds of mourners gathered on Friday for a funeral ceremony at the rural stronghold of Khmer Rouge co-founder Ieng Sary who died while on trial for genocide and war crimes.

The 87-year-old died on Thursday, cheating Cambodians of a verdict over his role in the regime and handing another blow to the UN-backed court which has been blighted by delays and cash shortages.

15 Mar 2013 - 6:00pm

Briefs, January 17, 2013

The Khmer Rouge's Khieu Samphan is ill. Photo: AP

Pakistan accused India of "warmongering" and lodged a protest after another soldier was killed in disputed Kashmir in a flare-up that threatens to derail peace negotiations. Diplomats on both sides have warned against allowing a spate of deadly cross-border incidents to wreck progress made since a total break in relations following the 2008 attacks on Mumbai. 

17 Jan 2013 - 2:19am

Khmer Rouge trial adjourned as accused hospitalised

“Brother Number Two” Nuon Chea in court in 2011. Photo: AFP

Judges at Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge war crimes court suspended proceedings on Monday as one of the three former regime leaders on trial for alleged atrocities was hospitalised.

“Brother Number Two” Nuon Chea, 86, was taken to hospital on Sunday afternoon.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Briefs, October 24, 2012

Minister Keishu Tanaka, who has resigned claiming illness. Photo: Reuters

Cambodia deports factory manager

24 Oct 2012 - 2:39am

The flawed legacy of Norodom Sihanouk

Norodom Sihanouk would have left a proud legacy had he been allowed a free hand. Photo: AP

A wise ruler, the ancient Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu wrote, is selfless, hard working, honest, able to time when to act, fair in handling conflict and willing to empower others. Even if Norodom Sihanouk, Cambodia's former king who died in Beijing on Monday aged 89, had been hugely blessed with these traits, greatness would have eluded him and his people.

18 Oct 2012 - 2:29am