Hun Sen proposes law to punish anyone denying Cambodia’s genocidal past

Senate President Hun Sen proposed drafting a law against people who claim that Cambodia did not experience a genocide and wanted to start a “color revolution”. A political analyst has said the law would further shrink citizens’ freedom of expression in relation to historical events. ...

Khuon Narim and Ly Rosslan

CSOs, political parties call for the restoration of democracy, human rights in line with Paris Peace Agreements

NGOs and political parties have called on the 18 signatories of the Paris Peace Agreements and Cambodian government to “restore democracy and respect human rights”. ...

Pok Ponlue and Khuon Narim

Khmer Rouge tribunal hosts forum on victims' role in trial

The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) – commonly known as Khmer Rouge Tribunal – is holding a three-day workshop showcasing victim participation in the trial process and post-trial activities. ...

Voun Dara

USAIDS donates $5 million towards improvement of life of Khmer Rouge survivors

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in Cambodia donated an additional $5 million towards the improvement of living conditions of Khmer Rouge survivors. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Prime Minister touts Win-Win Policy on World Peace Day

Cambodia celebrated World Peace Day yesterday by remembering the 23 years of peace in the country since 1998 when the last Khmer Rouge soldiers defected to the government, ushering in a new era of peace and stability that continues today. ...

Yin Soeum

Khmer Rouge’s Ao An dies

Ao An, a former senior Khmer Rouge official and suspect in Case 004/2 of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC), died at the age of 87 in Battambang province, according to ECCC spokesperson Neth Pheaktra. ...

Niem Chheng

Gaynor becomes new international co-prosecutor

Following nomination by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and approval by the Supreme Council of Magistracy, His Majesty King Norodom Sihamoni has appointed Fergal Gaynor as the new Reserve International Co-Prosecutor. ...

Phnom Penh Post Staff

Grant to save S-21 victims’ clothes

US ambassador to Cambodia Patrick Murphy and Minister of Culture and Fine Arts Phoeurng Sackona on Thursday signed an agreement granting $75,000 in funds to preserve textiles belonging to the victims who perished at S-21, the notorious genocide prison from the Khmer Rouge era. The ...

Soth Koemsoeun

Chea is ‘legally innocent’

The defense lawyer for the late Khmer Rouge Brother Number Two Nuon Chea claimed on Wednesday that his death rendered him “legally innocent”. Hence, Doreen Chen called on the Supreme Court Chamber of the UN-backed Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) to declare ...

Niem Chheng

Banh: The Khmer Rouge worse than sanctions and pressure Khmer Rouge

Minister of National Defence Tea Banh said on Thursday that having sanctions and external pressure placed on Cambodia was not worse than life under the brutal Khmer Rouge regime. Tea Banh, who is also deputy prime minister, was speaking to military and ruling party officials ...

Niem Chheng

‘No more Khmer Rouge leaders left to stand trial’

Friday’s verdict in the trial of former Khmer Rouge leaders Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan has been hailed as “historic” for “Cambodia and all humanity”, while Minister of Interior Sar Kheng said no further cases of its kind would be brought to court. “There are ...

Mech Dara

Cambodia: 20 years after Pol Pot

Twenty years ago, on April 15, 1998, Pol Pot, the leader of Cambodia’s genocidal government during the late 1970s, died in his sleep at the age of 73. Born Saloth Sar, Pol Pot was never held accountable for the crimes committed during the three years, eight ...

George Chigas

Foreign minister lashes out at US over Khmer Rouge ‘support’

Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn on Sunday criticised the United States government for allegedly failing to recognise Khmer Rouge-perpetrated genocide until recently, accusing the US of suppressing criticism of the Pol Pot regime. ...

Mech Dara and Ananth Baliga

Hun Sen says he, not Untac, brought peace to Cambodia in 90s

Three days ahead of the highly politicised January 7 holiday marking the overthrow of the Khmer Rouge, Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday slammed the UN Transitional Authority in Cambodia (Untac) for its alleged failure to bring peace to Cambodia in the 1990s, instead claiming his ...

Ben Sokhean and Leonie Kijewski

Japan Provides US$1.22 Million to ECCC

The Government of Japan has recently disbursed an amount of US$1,221,818 as its 2017 Fiscal Year contribution to the United Nations component of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC). ...

Khan Sophirom

First Khmer Rouge history mobile app released on Android

The first mobile app offering a comprehensive and interactive history of the Khmer Rouge, created in the hopes of ending a “collective denial” about some of the atrocities committed by the Pol Pot regime, went live on Tuesday. ...

George Wright

Khmer Rouge records centre opens to public

The Legal Documentation Centre attached to the Khmer Rouge tribunal opened to the public yesterday, thanks to financial aid from the Japanese government. Speaking at the inauguration ceremony in Phnom Penh, Deputy Prime Minister Bin Chhin said the centre will play an important part in preserving ...

Ros Chanveasna

After 40 years, broadcaster brings cambodian story to a close

Greg Barron, an award-winning radio producer, was 32 when he reported the despair of Cambodian refugees fleeing across the Thai border to escape the Khmer Rouge genocide in late 1979. ...

Ten Soksreinith

U.S. To give $6 million to genocide research group

In a statement on Sunday, the Documentation Center of Cambodia (DC-Cam) said the $6 million in additional funding from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) would be paid into an endowment fund that would accrue interest over the next 20 years, eventually bringing in ...

Sun Narin

US gives $5.8m to preserve Khmer Rouge records

The United States has agreed to provide an additional $5.8 million to the Documentation Center for Cambodia to preserve Khmer Rouge-era historical records over the next 20 years.   ...

Ros Chanveasna

Jolie’s film reopens wounds, brings catharsis to survivors

Watching the premiere of Angelina Jolie’s new film “First They Killed My Father” in the shadows of the ancient ruins of Angkor on Saturday night, Riem Vet was transported back to his teenage years living under the Pol Pot regime. ...

Sek Odom and George Wright

India pledges $50,000 to ECCC

The government of India announced yesterday that it will give $50,000 to the Extraordinary Chambers in the Court of Cambodia (ECCC), the tribunal tasked with the prosecution of the country’s former Khmer Rouge commanders. “On behalf of the ECCC we would like to express our gratitude ...

Safiya Charles

Vietnam, Cambodia to step up search for Vietnamese soldiers’ remains in Cambodia

Vietnam and Cambodia have agreed to increase cooperation in searching for the remains of Vietnamese soldiers having died in Cambodia. The Specialized Committees of Vietnamese and Cambodian Governments attended a bilateral meeting in Ho Chi Minh City on Monday to review the search for these remains. ...

Tuoi Tre News

Cambodian immigrants in US grapple with mental health issues

From the 1970s to the 1990s, as many as 100,000 Cambodian refugees resettled in the United States. But far from finding a sanctuary, many Cambodians in America have grappled with poverty, mental health problems and social isolation. ...

Soksreinith Ten

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