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The Khmer Rouge Tribunal and Victims’ Voice

Posted by khmernews on October 30, 2007

Kampong Thom: “I think that the establishment of the tribunal for the trial of former Khmer Rouge leaders is good because Cambodia will have the “true” rule of law, the people will get justice and the younger generation will not follow [the leadership of the Khmer Rouge].” Read the rest of this entry »

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Tragedy Of Mass Killings In May 1977

Posted by khmernews on October 30, 2007

Oka

Very few people knew about the Democratic Kampuchea’s plan to mass-killed innocent Cambodians in May 1977. Kim Visoth, who passed a test to be teacher in Phnom Penh before 1975 and who is the present deputy-director of the Kampong Thom’s Education and Sports Department, has described the atrocities in May 1977. He was the only one who could survive among “new people” or “17-April people” in the village he was living in. Read the rest of this entry »

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Brief Biography of Dr. Joseph E. Stiglitz

Posted by khmernews on October 26, 2007

Dr. Joseph E. Stiglitz received the Nobel Prize in Economics in 2001 for his seminal work on the economic implications of information asymmetries. He was the Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers during the Clinton Administration, and was awarded the prestigious John Bates Clark Award, given biennially by the American Economic Association to the one economist under 40 who has made the most significant contribution to the field. He helped create a new branch of economics, “The Economics of Information,” and has made major contributions to macro-economics and monetary theory, development economics and trade theory, public and corporate finance, and to the theories of industrial and rural organization. Read the rest of this entry »

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NOBEL LAUREATE JOSEPH STIGLITZ VISITS CAMBODIA

Posted by khmernews on October 26, 2007

WHEN: 24 – 26 October, 2007

Nobel Laureate Dr. Joseph E. Stiglitz, internationally renowned economist and recipient of the Nobel Prize in Economics, will be visiting Cambodia to offer an outlook for the global and regional economies and related emerging opportunities and risks for developing countries like Cambodia. Read the rest of this entry »

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ECCC Media Alert

Posted by khmernews on October 24, 2007

24 October

Pre-Trial Chamber schedules Tuesday 20 November 2007 at 1030 for Public Hearing of Appeal by Kaing Guek Eav (Duch) against Order for Provisional Detention. (see attached Scheduling Order) Read the rest of this entry »

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Nuon Chea’s Lawyer Appeals For Reduction of Questioning Time

Posted by khmernews on October 24, 2007

Nate Pheaktra

In order that the questioning of Nuon Chea at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) would not be delayed again, Son Arun, lawyer of Nuon Chea, former brother number two of the Khmer Rouge regime, said last week that he had appealed to the ECCC for the reduction of questioning time on his client. He demanded that his client be asked for one hour the longest and the questioning could be made two or three times a week. Read the rest of this entry »

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ECCC Appoints Foreign Co-Lawyer For Nuon Chea

Posted by khmernews on October 24, 2007

Oka

The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) released a statement on October 18, 2007 to appoint a foreign Co-Lawyer for Nuon Chea. Read the rest of this entry »

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Former Khmer Rouge Leader To Reveal Masterminds In Trial

Posted by khmernews on October 24, 2007

Veha

Former Khmer Rouge leaders of the Democratic Kampuchea (DK) regime have been looking for Cambodian and/or foreign lawyers to defend them in the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC). Read the rest of this entry »

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US Not Agree With What Former king Said

Posted by khmernews on October 17, 2007

On September 17, US ambassador to Cambodia Joseph Mussomeli reacted to the former king Norodom Sihanouk’s letter stating US and other countries ought to be judged not him. Read the rest of this entry »

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Survivor of the Killing Fields Tells His Harrowing Tale

Posted by khmernews on October 17, 2007

Kompong Cham: “It was a rare lucky moment amidst thousand of dangers” that a victim of the Khmer Rouge or Democratic Kampuchea regime, who had already been brought to the edge of the Khmer Rouge’s murderous grave, could escape and survive until the present. Read the rest of this entry »

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Tep Khunnal An Important Person For Khmer Rouge Tribunal

Posted by khmernews on October 17, 2007

Den Sorin

A source close to the Khmer Rouge Tribunal said that Tep Khunnal, former Khmer Rouge diplomat, was an important character for the Khmer Rouge Tribunal. According to the source, Tep Khunnal will not be the accused but the witness, however. Meanwhile, Kaing Guek Eav, alias Duch, head of Tuol Sleng (S-21) prison, plays a very preponderant role in the trial of former Khmer Rouge leaders as both the accused and the accused witness since he is the former prison chief who killed the people directly and knew the people who ordered him. Read the rest of this entry »

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Tep Khunnal An Important Person For Khmer Rouge Tribunal

Posted by khmernews on October 17, 2007

Den Sorin

A source close to the Khmer Rouge Tribunal said that Tep Khunnal, former Khmer Rouge diplomat, was an important character for the Khmer Rouge Tribunal. According to the source, Tep Khunnal will not be the accused but the witness, however. Meanwhile, Kaing Guek Eav, alias Duch, head of Tuol Sleng (S-21) prison, plays a very preponderant role in the trial of former Khmer Rouge leaders as both the accused and the accused witness since he is the former prison chief who killed the people directly and knew the people who ordered him. Read the rest of this entry »

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Ieng Sary Denies Responsibility of Mass Murder

Posted by khmernews on October 15, 2007

Sophal

As the Khmer Rouge Tribunal is moving towards the trial in early 2008, Ieng sary, known to have been the third highest ranking Khmer Rouge official, denies responsibility for the deaths of millions of Cambodians during the Khmer Rouge regime. “It was not related with me,” he said. Read the rest of this entry »

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Brother Number 2’s Wife Urges Hybrid Tribunal Hold Trial Soon

Posted by khmernews on October 15, 2007

Sela

Nuon Chea’s wife is going to request the UN.-backed Khmer Rouge Tribunal to meet her husband and to request the tribunal to hold the trial soon in order to show the public about the true history occured during the Khmer Rouge regime from April 1975 to January 1979, which has been considered to be the one of the most ruthless genocidal regimes of the late 20 century. Read the rest of this entry »

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Judgment of Local People For 25 years: Key Solution To Justice and Reconciliation (Cont.)

Posted by khmernews on October 8, 2007

Layum

•    UNTAC promulgated election law despite Khmer Rouge’s boycott

The forces and civil officials of the United Nations Transitional Authority in Cambodia (UNTAC) were sent to all the 3 areas of Cambodia except regions controlled by the Khmer Rouge. In order to urge its process, UNTAC promulgated the law on the election and disarmament of the Cambodian forces despite the Khmer Rouge’s boycott. Read the rest of this entry »

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