Thursday, 02 October 2014

Khmer Rouge

Former Khmer Rouge Minister’s Health Failing in Thailand

Former Social Affairs Minister Ieng Thirith, center, Ieng Sary's wife, cries during the cremation ceremony of his husband at his home of a former stronghold of Malai, file photo. Former Social Affairs Minister Ieng Thirith, center, Ieng Sary's wife, cries during the cremation ceremony of his husband at his home of a former stronghold of Malai, file photo.
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Former Social Affairs Minister Ieng Thirith, center, Ieng Sary's wife, cries during the cremation ceremony of his husband at his home of a former stronghold of Malai, file photo.
Former Social Affairs Minister Ieng Thirith, center, Ieng Sary's wife, cries during the cremation ceremony of his husband at his home of a former stronghold of Malai, file photo.
Kong SothanarithVOA Khmer
Ieng Thirith, the aging former social affairs minister for the Khmer Rouge who was found mentally unfit to stand trial in 2012, is currently unable to eat and has been hospitalized in Thailand since March, a family member said Thursday.
 
The 82-year-old is being nourished through a feeding tube and is connected to an oxygen tank, her son, Ieng Vuth, said. “She has water in her lungs and kidneys,” he said. “She has blood sliding on her teeth, and her heart does not beat normally.”
 
Ieng Thirith was one of four original Khmer Rouge leaders arrested and expected to face trial for atrocity crimes at the UN-backed tribunal.
 
After her release, her husband, Ieng Sary, the former foreign minister of the regime, died in tribunal custody, renewing fears that many Khmer Rouge leaders will never see a courtroom to answer for their crimes.
 
Her lawyer, Phat Pouv Seang, confirmed her hospitalization and said she is “still getting worse.”
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Cambodia Foreign Minister UN Speech Touches More on World Issues, Less on Cambodiai
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29 September 2014
Cambodian Foreign Minister Hor Namhong's speech to the UN’s General Assembly on Monday in New York touches more on world issues and less on Cambodia. Before delivering his speech at UNGA, Hor Namhong told VOA Khmer that Cambodia was now enjoying peace and political stability after the two winning political parties in 2013 election had agreed to work together. His speech comes as Cambodia’s profile on the world stage has expanded in recent years. Cambodia has and improved economy and a growing participation in UN missions around the world. But Hor Namhong’s speech also comes amid deep criticism of Cambodia’s human rights record and a controversial agreement with Australia to help it resettle refuges in exchange for aid money. (VOA Khmer's Pin Sisovann, Washington)

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