If the genocide did not happen, would Phnom Penh city be on par with Singapore, Bangkok or Kuala Lumpur?
Without the genocide survivors, Cambodia would lose all that is required to be a nation. But remembrance itself is questionable, as it could be interpreted differently by different generations.
On Friday, 11th January, approximately 200 people gathered at the National Institute of Education Phnom Penh to watch the performance organised by the Amrita Performing Arts: “Breaking the Silence”.
Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday marked 34 years in power by pledging to push for economic revival and vowing to not let anyone die of starvation so long as he stays in power.
The Kingdom’s music lovers are in for a rare treat this month with live performances of Garuda’s Song, a musical composition telling the story of Cambodia’s rich musical heritage.
The archaeology department will soon catalogue remains of Khmer Rouge victims.
The government will today mark the 40th anniversary of the January 7 Victory Day, the turning point of war between the Khmer Rouge and the Vietnamese-backed forces of Prime Minister Hun Sen in 1979.
The annual celebration of the Victory Day – the commemoration of the fall of the Khmer Rouge regime – is all set for today, January 7, after extensive planning and rehearsals done weeks before the special occasion.
Exactly 40 years ago today, the Kampuchean People’s Revolutionary Armed Forces and Vietnamese soldiers entered Phnom Penh and successfully captured the capital.
Thousands of soldiers, police officers and spectators will gather in the capital tomorrow to mark the 20th anniversary of Prime Minister Hun Sen’s win-win policy.
There has been an ebb and flow in Cambodia’s relations with Vietnam, 40 years after Vietnamese troops helped ‘liberate’ the country from the yoke of the genocidal Khmer Rouge, writes Cheunboran Chanborey.
Although present-day Cambodia is so much different than what these evacuees recalled, a huge portion were still deeply scarred to the point that they wish to close the whole Cambodian chapter altogether.
A Cambodian living in Washington State has contacted CNE in a last ditch attempt to find the whereabouts of her father, whom the family haven’t seen since 1977.
Yea Ran, living in her home right in front of former Khmer Rouge navy commander.
National Assembly president Heng Samrin yesterday called on youth to maintain hard-earned peace in the Kingdom following decades of war as he commemorated the 40th anniversary of the Solidarity Front for the Development of the Cambodian Motherland.
Hundred thousands of officials today commemorated the 40th anniversary of the founding of Solidarity Front for Development of Cambodian Motherland in Kratie province’s Snuol district.
In the wake of a split decision on whether or not to prosecute former Khmer Rouge official Meas Muth, the former Navy Commander yesterday said that he was just a small officer in the regime and cannot be held accountable for the atrocities committed under its rule.
Despite being well known as educationist, doctor and successful businessman in Cambodia, Dr Mengly J Quach has had his share of tragedy and troubles during the Khmer Rouge regime, which he has rarely shared to the public.
Judges prompting Meas Muth case should be transferred to the Pre-trial Chamber.
The NA launches the memoir of its president Heng Samrin, detailing his struggle to overthrow the Khmer Rouge regime.
A joint closing order against Meas Muth to be expected before next year.
The UN-backed Khmer Rouge tribunal on Friday convicted two surviving Khmer Rouge leaders – Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan – to life imprisonment for genocide in case 002/02.
The trial chamber of the Khmer Rouge Tribunal was packed when the sentence in case oo2/02 was pronounced – Khieu Samphan and Nuon Chea were both sentenced to life imprisonment.
The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia will today announce the verdict for case 002/02 regarding the roles of Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan in the Khmer Rouge regime, ECCC spokesman Neth Pheaktra said yesterday.
The Interior Ministry has allowed former Khmer Rouge photographer Nhem En to establish a political party named the Worker’s Prosperity Party.
Former S-21 chief Kaing Guek Eav, better known as Duch, has been hospitalised after falling ill while serving his lifetime sentence in Kandal provincial prison.
Cambodia’s acclaimed filmmaker Rithy Panh has produced yet another emotional masterpiece through his ‘Graves Without A Name’. This latest documentary gives a more moving and intimate take on the historic Khmer Rouge regime.
A two-day blessing ceremony is dedicated to the victims of Pol Pot’s regime.
The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia on Nov. 16 will announce its judgement on former Khmer Rouge leaders.
Oeun Yeak, owner of the Cambodian Landmine Museum in Siem Reap province who was arrested on illegal weapons charges, was released on bail on Thursday following a provincial court decision.