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Pol Pot

Pol Pot's deputy Nuon Chea deemed fit for war crimes trial

Pol Pot's former deputy Nuon Chea is fit to continue with his trial for war crimes and genocide, doctors told Cambodia's Khmer Rouge court yesterday following the death of a co-defendant. "From a physical point of view, I felt he is well enough to continue with the trial," Professor John Campbell, a geriatrician from New Zealand, told the UN-backed tribunal.

Tuesday, 26 March, 2013, 5:36am

Enemies of the People

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 - or 'Brother Number Two', as Pol Pot's lieutenant was called - speaks disturbingly frankly about how he and his henchmen disposed of what he dubs as 'enemies of the people'.

17 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Talking points

Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories ...

Physicists poised to unveil the 'God Particle'

13 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Lost in the Killing Fields

Canadian author Kim Echlin was reading a book in a Paris flea market when three hoodlums accosted her and demanded money. Echlin told them she didn't have any. The thugs then asked her what she was reading. When Echlin said it was a collection of Native American stories, they ordered her to read one.

27 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Spectre of Pol Pot lingers in Cambodia

News this week that Cambodians have been praying at the cremation site of genocidal former ruler Pol Pot hangs like a loose thread from history.

19 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Dancing in Shadows

Dancing in Shadows

by Benny Widyono

Rowman & Littlefield, HK$233.5

After two decades of war and genocide in Cambodia, the United Nations initiated its most ambitious peacekeeping mission in 1991 in a bid to end the conflict, organise elections and transform a one-party quasi-communist state into a liberal democracy.

6 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Time to face history

Khieu Samphan was lying on his sickbed when the police finally arrived.

The former Khmer Rouge head of state, who was recuperating from a stroke, knew this day would eventually come, even if he privately hoped it never would.

24 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Battle ground

The view from Sihanoukville municipal governor Say Hak's hilltop mansion is unbelievably serene: a coastline fringed with white beaches, an aquamarine sea and a chain of pristine islands he calls 'the ladies without makeup'.

12 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Effort needed to heal the scars of Cambodia

A measure of guarded realism is necessary over the forthcoming trials of suspects accused of genocide in Cambodia. The legal framework agreed to yesterday by Cambodian and foreign judges is sieve-like, Prime Minister Hun Sen's government has been dragging its feet on the process and the crimes are three decades old.

14 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Ex-Khmer Rouge warriors enlist in battle for the Lord

Christianity and Buddhism vie for right to save the souls of former members of regime

Ten minutes' bumpy drive from the border crossing with Thailand, past a strip of gaudy casinos and brothels in a landscape of denuded hillsides, is a place where travellers fear to stop.

21 Mar 2007 - 12:00am