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Newspapers Clippings on Education and Population Issues

Posted by khmernews on August 23, 2007

Summary
Newspapers Clippings on Education and Population Issues
From April to June, 2007

Youth Education

Enrolment rate, repeating rate and dropping school has been being become the main obstacles for Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport to achieve the education goal for all. There are 77 millions children in the world don’t go to school, but the education in Cambodia is being reformed. On April 27, 2007 there are 120 countries had a gobble campaign for education with the topic “Education is the basic right for all.” It makes the same sound in the world to remind to all political leaders and powerful people, who had promised and signed on the agreement together, to commit and achieve the goal of education for all. Read the rest of this entry »

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“Mony Salvan” Pagoda A KR’s Killing Field Where Around 40,000 People Murdered

Posted by khmernews on August 22, 2007

Kampong Cham: All the people were dressed up in fashionable colorful clothes and gathered in the compound of Mony Salvan pagoda, known as Ou Trakuon pagoda, in Peam Chi Kang, Kang Meas, Kompong Cham. Read the rest of this entry »

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Political Influence Ruins ECCC’s Independence

Posted by khmernews on August 22, 2007

Socheat

After the Khmer Rouge (KR) Tribunal has charged Kaing Guek Eav, aka Duch, former head of Tuol Sleng (S-21) prison, with crimes against humanity and placed him in provisional detention center at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC), some people think that the KR Tribunal is running smoothly forward and the KR trials will be able to get underway in early 2008 as planned. Read the rest of this entry »

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Frenchwoman Urges The KR Tribunal To Try Duch

Posted by khmernews on August 22, 2007

Chey Sachakk

A Frenchwoman whose husband was killed at Tuol Sleng prison during the Khmer Rouge (KR) regime has recently urged the KR Tribunal to prosecute Duch as soon as possible because it has been nine month since she applied her indictment. Read the rest of this entry »

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Former KR Soldier: Pot Pol, Son Sen, and Ta Mok Are Real Criminals

Posted by khmernews on August 22, 2007

Okar

Kamrieng-Battambang: Kamrieng is a district governed by former Khmer Rouge (KR) soldiers who integrated with the government in 1996. The leaders in the area who have positions in the government seem to be hesitated in giving any comment on the trials of top leaders of the Democratic Kampuchea Regime. In contrast, former KR soldiers some of whom are now the disabled or become ordinary people are still trying to protect their former leaders. Read the rest of this entry »

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Frenchwoman Urges The KR Tribunal To Try Duch

Posted by khmernews on August 22, 2007

Chey Sachakk

A Frenchwoman whose husband was killed at Tuol Sleng prison during the Khmer Rouge (KR) regime has recently urged the KR Tribunal to prosecute Duch as soon as possible because it has been nine month since she applied her indictment. Read the rest of this entry »

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Pol Pot’s Youngest Brother Welcomes Khmer Rouge Trials

Posted by khmernews on August 15, 2007

Among Pol Pot’s 6 siblings, only Saloth Nheb is still alive. He is living in Pol Pot’s hometown in Prek Sbov, Stung Saen, Kompong Thom. In his old age, Saloth Nheb, 82, is supported and taken care of by his children. Read the rest of this entry »

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World Bank: Time to move to next level of development

Posted by khmernews on August 15, 2007

Development Weekly
#155, August 13-19, 2007

World Bank (WB) President Robert Zoellick on August 6 declared that now is the time for Cambodia to take tough decisions on corruption, governance and economic outlook, in order to successfully compete in the region and the world, reported newspapers. Read the rest of this entry »

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Who Ordered Duch To Murder 4 Europeans And Burn Their Bodies Up?

Posted by khmernews on August 15, 2007

Mut Sruoch

So far, Pol Pot and Nuon Chea have always denied that they knew about the notorious S-21 torture center or Tuol Sleng prison. They even claimed that those piles of skulls and bones of Cambodian victims at Boeung Cheung Aek were not real. Read the rest of this entry »

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Former King denies responsibility for creation of Khmer Rouge

Posted by khmernews on August 15, 2007

Somne Thmey

A few days after an unidentified group scattered anti-Sihanouk leaflets near Phnom Penh’s Wat Phnom demanding the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) try former King Norodom Sihanouk and China for forming the Khmer Rouge, the retired monarch wrote a letter in French on his website seemingly in response. The six-page-long letter is entitled “Who were the real people responsible for the complete victory and rise to power of the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia on April, 17, 1975?” Read the rest of this entry »

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Duch’s Influence In Central Committee Promoted His Family’s Reputation In Chi Youk

Posted by khmernews on August 14, 2007

Okar

Stoung-Kompong Thom: Ly Thong Huot, known as comrade Thoeun, Duch’s brother-in-law, was a former chief of Stoung’s security center during the Khmer Rouge (KR) regime. Thoeun’s wife, Kiang Kim Heang, was Kaing Guek Eav’s sister. Kaing Guek Eav’s letter from the Central Committee to the Stoung’s cadres could save the spouses’ lives in a “purge” when a cadre from South-West Zone replaced the cadre in North Zone. Read the rest of this entry »

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Brother Number 2 Blamed Duch Heavily For Not Destroying Documents In Tuol Sleng Prison

Posted by khmernews on August 14, 2007

Chey Sachakk

After Vietnamese troops ousted the regime of Pol Pot, Nuon Chea, Ieng Sary and Khieu Samphan from Phnom Penh, Kaing Guek Eav, known as Duch, chief of the security forces of the Communist Party of Kampuchea, who was stationed in Tuol Sleng prison, had to flee for life too. Read the rest of this entry »

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“Packaged Trials” Bewilder Justice Finding At KR Court

Posted by khmernews on August 14, 2007

Chey Sachakk

The “packaged trials” of former Khmer Rouge (KR) leaders have caused vagueness in the KR Tribunal’s judicial process. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nephew Refuses To Talk About Duch

Posted by khmernews on August 14, 2007

Okar

Stoung-Kompong Thom: “No one in the village talks about Kieu or Duch,” said senior villagers who are living in Chi Youk, Kompong Chen Tboung, Stoung, where Kaing Guek Eav, also known as Comrade Duch, was born. However, the people there generally called him “Kieu”. Read the rest of this entry »

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Tuol Sleng Prison, A Mysterious Center For Finding Out the Network of the Betrayers of the “Angkar”, Duch Says.

Posted by khmernews on August 14, 2007

Chey Sachakk

Kaing Guek Eav, better known as Duch, former chief of notorious Tuol Sleng prison or Bureau S-21, once told Nate Thayer, reporter for Far Eastern Economic Review, about the mysteries in Tuol Sleng prison which no one else knew besides few people in the Communist Party of Kampuchea (CPK). Read the rest of this entry »

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