Khmer Rouge

    Khmer Rouge Survivors Head to US for Shooting Remembrance

    A Kent State University student lies on the ground after National Guardsman fired into a crowd of demonstrators on May 4, 1970 in Kent, Ohio. (AP Photo)

    28 April 2016
    The 46th Annual May 4 Commemoration, is held to remember four students who were fatally shot by Ohio National Guard troops just days after Nixon announced armed intervention in Cambodia. More

    Sleuk Rith Institute Architect Zaha Hadid Dies Aged 65

    In 2012, Zaha Hadid accepted a request from Youk Chhang, the executive director of Documentation Center of Cambodia, agreeing to design the ambitious Sleuk Rith Institute.

    Coming Face to Face With Nuon Chea at the Khmer Rouge Tribunal

    Professor Alexander Hinton spoke with VOA Khmer’s Sayana Ser about his dramatic courtroom confrontation with “Brother Number Two” Nuon Chea.

    ‘Unwanted’ Khmer Rouge Tribunal Cases Remain Stuck

    The extra charges might suggest that progress is being made in the case but trial observers question whether the case 004 is really going anywhere.

    Khmer Rouge Leader Put Under Investigation, as Case Progresses

    Prosecutors say Ta An oversaw a number of Khmer Rouge atrocities, as he rose to deputy secretary of the Central Zone under the regime’s political structure.

    A Filmmaker Searches for the Meaning of Justice

    “Daze of Justice” tells the extraordinary story of three courageous Cambodian-American Khmer Rouge survivors who are seeking answers.

    Young Performers Bring Up Cambodia’s Living Past

    These young performers are the part of the second or third generation of Cambodians to be born since the Khmer Rouge regime collapsed in January 1979.

    Video Tribunal Ends Appeals Hearing for Former Khmer Rouge Leaders

    The UN-backed Khmer Rouge tribunal on Friday wrapped up three days of appeals hearings for former regime leaders Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan.

    Tribunal Ends Appeals Hearing for Former Khmer Rouge Leaders

    Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan are still undergoing the second stage of their trial, a broader set of crimes, including genocide.

    Tribunal Singles Out Khmer Rouge Suspect for Separate Case

    Im Chaem was allegedly the secretary of Preah Net Preah district, in the Northwest Zone, during the Khmer Rouge era.

    US Seeks To Continue Funding for Khmer Rouge Tribunal, Ambassador Says

    The new US ambassador to Cambodia, William A. Heidt, says the US is currently looking at how much it can contribute to the Khmer Rouge tribunal.

    VOA Exclusive: US Ambassador Targets Improved US-Cambodian Trade Ties

    With the US-Cambodia relationship in the spotlight, VOA Khmer’s Neou Vannarin sat down for a comprehensive discussion on Wednesday with William A. Heidt, the American ambassador in Phnom Penh.

    Khmer Rouge Tribunal Gets Brief Mention During Kerry’s Visit

    Before departing for China after a brief trip to Cambodia, US Secretary of State John Kerry highlighted the UN-backed Khmer Rouge tribunal, a court he helped negotiate.

    At Landmine Museum, Grim Reminders of War

    The Cambodian Landmine Museum sits just outside of the tourism hub of Siem Reap, the gateway city to the famed temples of Angkor Wat.

    Photogallery Survivor and Refugee Finds Healing in Writing Her Memoir

    “All I Heard Was My Sorrow” describes Ly Sambo's life under the Khmer Rouge and her flight to the US in the early 1980s.

    Scholars Say Empathy, Forgiveness Key to Reconciling Khmer Rouge Crimes

    The discussion highlighted the contrast between the academics views on helpful forms of reconciliation and healing, and the efforts of the U.N.-backed Khmer Rouge tribunal toward the same goal.

    Photogallery Writer Heals the Past With Memoir

    Ly Sambo, a survivor of the Khmer Rouge atrocities and a former refugee, is the author of a memoir titled “All I Heard Was My Sorrow.” In it, she wrote about her escape from the Khmer Rouge genocide, and her work as an interpreter for World Vision in Khao I-Dang refugee camp before immigrating to America. “All I Heard Was My Sorrow” helps Sambo in her journey to heal herself from a painful past through gratitude.

    Khmer Rouge Tribunal Observers Fear Court Lacks an Exit Plan

    Observers of the UN-backed Khmer Rouge tribunal say the court should have a clear plan for ending proceedings and to address longstanding concerns.

    Video Khmer Rouge Survivor Urges Swift Trial for Two Aging Leaders

    Sum Rithy, a survivor of the Khmer Rouge, says the UN-backed tribunal must speed up the trial of two aging regime leaders. Sum Rithy, 62, is a leader among those survivors of the Khmer Rouge who have pushed for a complete tribunal process, which has so far only tried one defendant.

    Khmer Rouge Survivor Urges Swift Trial for Two Aging Leaders

    Sum Rithy was imprisoned by the Khmer Rouge, but he survived because he knew how to repair bicycles.

    Former UN Diplomat Says Tribunal Has Cost Too Much and Done Too Little

    The tribunal has been operating now for nearly a decade and has completed the trial of only a single defendant, Kaing Kek Iev.

    Professor Puts Khmer Rouge in Context of the Cold War

    A former UN official in Cambodia during its transition period in the 1990s says the country’s mass killings were in part a result of the Cold War.

    Tribunal Observer To Speak Before International Criminal Court

    Long Panhavuth told VOA Khmer the court is unlikely to launch investigations into similar crimes in the Asia Pacific.

    Photogallery In Photos: Kate Webb, An Outstanding Correspondent of the Vietnam War

    A photo gallery of Kate Webb, war correspondent and Phnom Penh bureau chief for United Press International (UPI) in 1970 after reporting the Vietnam war between 1967 and 1969.

    "War, Genocide and the Fragile Peace in Cambodia" by Sirik Savina

    Researcher Sirik Savina writes a reflection article discussing the legacies of Kate Webb and the Cambodian war on the 24th anniversary of the Paris Peace Agreement.

    Research Project Examines ‘Mass Violence’ of the Khmer Rouge

    New research seeks to understand why Cambodians joined the Khmer Rouge and how people today perceive their roles in the brutal regime.

    Video Cambodian Refugees in US Reflect on Failures in Resettlement

    More needs to be done, they say, to help refugees resettle in order to prevent further suffering and future social problems.

    Center Seeks To Preserve Former Khmer Rouge Stronghold

    The plans include the preservation of the meeting rooms of Pol Pot and the house of former Khmer Rouge commander Ta Mok, and the installation of information kiosks in town.

    Archive Could Help Provide Answers to Khmer Rouge Mysteries

    Chhang Youk says the center needs at least two years to properly document and file the archive, after which it will be available to researchers.

    Sculpture Honoring Women Survivors To Be Placed at Genocide Institute

    Commissioned from Indonesian artist I Nyoman Nuarta, the sculpture will depict a woman rising from the earth, carrying a child.

    Genocide Institute Wins Website Award

    The W3 Award honors “creative excellence on the web,” and are selected by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts.

    Khmer Rouge Tribunal Re-Launches Radio Program

    The program will be a weekly production between tribunal staff and the media center, broadcasting updates on court matters each Thursday, 6 pm to 7 pm, at FM102.

    Late King’s Biographer Donates Archives to Documentation Center

    Over the decades, Julio Jeldres amassed a collection of research materials, from videos and photographs, to interviews, papers, and books.

    Cambodia War Crimes Court Hears Evidence in Genocide Case

    Hearing relates specifically to actions by Khmer Rouge leaders Khieu Samphan and Nuon Chea against two minority groups: ethnic Cham Muslims and ethnic Vietnamese

    Tribunal Suspects Say They Won’t Cooperate With Court

    In interviews with VOA Khmer, three suspects, Meas Muth, Ta An and Im Chaem, denied the atrocity crimes charges made against them.

    Video Ieng Thirith, Former Khmer Rouge Leader, Dead at 83

    The Khmer Rouge’s former social affairs minister, Ieng Thirith, has died. The former regime leader who was found mentally incompetent to stand trial at the UN-backed tribunal in 2011, and Khmer Rouge survivors said Monday that her passing was another painful reminder how few of the leaders have faced trial. Family report her three-day funeral ceremony ended Monday night with Ieng Thirith’s cremation in the former Khmer Rouge stronghold of Pailin. She was 83. (Neou Vannarin, Phnom Penh)

    Ieng Thirith, Former Khmer Rouge Leader, Dead at 83

    Khmer Rouge survivors said Monday that her passing was another painful reminder how few of the regime’s leaders have faced trial.

    Khmer Rouge 'First Lady' Dead at 83

    Cambodia's UN-backed war crimes tribunal confirms death of Ieng Thirith

    Documentation Center to Host Genocide Conference in 2017

    Tribunal officials and victims of the regime told VOA Khmer they support the conference coming to Cambodia.

    Memorial Project Educates Youth on Khmer Rouge

    Several students at Toul Tom Poung High School told VOA Khmer that they understand the necessity of Khmer Rouge history, which will help Cambodia’s future.

    40th Anniversary of Khmer Rouge Takeover

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    29 April 2016
    After more than a decade, Cambodia's railway service has resumed passenger services from the capital, Phnom Penh, to the beach resort town of Sihanoukville. VOA Khmer's Sou Pichchinda narrates.

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    03 November 2014
    You can say, "I can't believe he's not accepting responsibility for his mistakes. To 'save face' he continues to make excuses for himself." What does it mean? Watch here. For more videos - go to www.youtube.com/KhmerSpecialEnglish or www.khmer.voanews.com/maniandmori. To contact Mani & Mori - write to them at maniandmori@gmail.com.
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    Video Save Face (Movie: Just Go With It)

    You can say, "I can't believe he's not accepting responsibility for his mistakes. To 'save face' he continues to make excuses for himself." What does it mean? Watch here. For more videos - go to youtube.com/KhmerSpecialEnglish. To contact Mani & Mori - write to them at maniandmori@gmail.com.
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    Video You've Got To Be Kidding (Movie: Bedtime Stories)

    You can say, "What? You lost your passport? So, you're stranded in a foreign country, where you don't speak the language and you don't know anyone? You've got to be kidding me, right?" What does it mean? Watch here. For more videos - go to youtube.com/KhmerSpecialEnglish.
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    Video All Thumbs (Movie: Minority Report)

    You can say, "I was 'all thumbs' this morning when trying to tie this tie - I kept making mistakes and just couldn't figure a way to pull it together." What does it mean? Watch here.
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    Video Carry Out (Movie: Jane Eyre)

    You can say, "He has many strong qualities as a leader and under his leadership I think he will successfully 'carry out' the new mission and vision for this company." What does it mean? Watch here. For more videos - go to youtube.com/KhmerSpecialEnglish.
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    Video A Wake Up Call (Movie: Limitless)

    You can say, "The visit to the doctor was definitely 'a wake up call' for him. The heavy drinking, smoking, and partying every night needs to stop." What does it mean? For more videos - go to www.youtube.com/KhmerSpecialEnglish. To contact Mani & Mori - write to them at maniandmori@gmail.com.
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