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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.

Saturday, 19 April, 2008, 12:00am

Tribunal hearing a milestone in beleaguered Khmer Rouge trials

After years of delay, Cambodia will today hold the first public tribunal hearing of a senior Khmer Rouge leader since the murderous regime was overthrown in 1979.

Kaing Guek Eav, 65, who is better known by the pseudonym Duch, will go before the Cambodia's UN-backed tribunal charged with crimes against humanity.

20 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Justice on trial

If Cambodia were to get a full apology from all those guilty of complicity in the country's tragic history of past decades, there would be quite a list to work through.

15 Nov 2000 - 12:00am

Khmer Rouge leaders must be taken to trial

There is an absolute moral imperative for putting the main architects of the Khmer Rouge genocide on trial in an internationally run court. All governments with influence must help get Ieng Sary, Khieu Samphan and Nuon Chea out of Cambodia for this purpose as soon as possible.

5 Jan 1999 - 12:00am

Self-rule of Khmer Rouge defectors

In Pailin near Cambodia's western border with Thailand, life is very much in the raw. There Khmer Rouge defectors align their own civil code with norms accepted by an outside world with which they are in far closer contact.

10 Dec 1998 - 12:00am

Desperate Khmer Rouge lashes out

Desperate Khmer Rouge hardliners are plotting a new hit-and-run campaign of rural violence in a last-ditch bid to destabilise forthcoming elections in Cambodia, military and diplomatic sources have warned.

1 Jul 1998 - 12:00am

Cash woes may spell end for butchers

Entering Khmer Rouge territory is like walking into the heart of a most peculiar dream.

11 Jun 1998 - 12:00am

Khmer Rouge 'up in smoke with Pol Pot'

THE Khmer Rouge went up in flames when the guerillas burned the body of Pol Pot yesterday morning on a pyre of tyres and wood, their spokesman claimed.

'As of 9.52, there is no more Pol Pot and no more Khmer Rouge,' said Nuon Nou as thin purplish-black smoke began rising over the jungle border between Thailand and the Khmer Rouge's last stronghold.

19 Apr 1998 - 12:00am