Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Khmer Rouge

UN, Cambodia Reaffirm Support for Khmer Rouge Tribunal

The UN-backed court has faced ongoing financial woes in recent months, as it seeks to conclude the trial of two aging Khmer Rouge leaders.The UN-backed court has faced ongoing financial woes in recent months, as it seeks to conclude the trial of two aging Khmer Rouge leaders.
x
The UN-backed court has faced ongoing financial woes in recent months, as it seeks to conclude the trial of two aging Khmer Rouge leaders.
The UN-backed court has faced ongoing financial woes in recent months, as it seeks to conclude the trial of two aging Khmer Rouge leaders.
Sok KhemaraVOA Khmer
The UN and Cambodia have vowed to provide the support necessary for the Khmer Rouge tribunal to continue.

The UN-backed court has faced ongoing financial woes in recent months, as it seeks to conclude the trial of two aging Khmer Rouge leaders.

In a high-level meeting between the UN’s top legal diplomat, Miguel de Serpa Soares, and Cambodia’s Cabinet Minister Sok An, the two sides agreed to continued to fund the court and cooperate on conducting trials.

“Both sides were able to reaffirm their commitments to ending impunity for the atrocities of the former Khmer Rouge regime,” Eri Kaneko, a UN spokeswoman in New York, told VOA Khmer Wednesday.

“They expressed their determination to overcome the funding challenges faced by the [court] so as to avoid any delay in the judicial proceedings and to assure the welfare of both national and international staff,” the sides said in a statement.

Ek Tha, a spokesman for the Council of Ministers, said Sok An also outlined the government’s roadmap for completing trials at the court.

Cambodia agreed to provide $1.1 million to cover the salaries of Cambodian tribunal staff for the first quarter of 2014.

And the UN’s special expert on the tribunal, David Scheffer, who was present at the meeting, will “devote maximum efforts” to finding further funding for the 2014 budget, the joint statement said.

The Cambodian side of the hybrid court has faced ongoing criticism of mismanagement, corruption and political interference, and the court itself has only so far successfully tried one defendant since its inception in 2006.

Critics worry the court will not complete the trials of Noun Chea and Khieu Samphan, the only two defendants still in custody, before either running out of time or money.
Your JavaScript is turned off or you have an old version of Adobe's Flash Player. Get the latest Flash player.
Defense Teams Leave Khmer Rouge Tribunal Hearingi
X
18 October 2014
Defense lawyers for Khmer Rouge leaders Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan boycotted an opening hearing for the two men on Friday, leaving the courtroom and putting the second and final phase of the trial for the two men in limbo. Nuon Chea’s team has asked for a disqualification of four judges, while Khieu Samphan’s team has asked for an appeal on an initial judgment against him. Neither request has yet been heard, but tribunal officials say they will be. It remains unclear what will happen next with the hearing. (Kong Sothanarith, Phnom Penh)

English with Mani & Mori

Your JavaScript is turned off or you have an old version of Adobe's Flash Player. Get the latest Flash player.
Face the Music (Movie: Yes Man)i
X
20 October 2014
You can say, "You lied, and lied, but this time you got caught. It's time you 'face the music'. It's time you confess and tell the truth." 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.
Video

Video Face the Music (Movie: Yes Man)

You can say, "You lied, and lied, but this time you got caught. It's time you 'face the music'. It's time you confess and tell the truth." 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.
Video

Video Hit the Nail on the Head (Movie: Inside Job)

You can say, "The professor 'hit the nail on the head' when she said, that we cannot demand respect, respect must be earned and not given freely." 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
Video

Video Speak of the Devil (Movie: Easy A)

You can say, "Speaking of the devil, there she is! Hey, we were just talking about you a moment ago." 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.
Video

Video Rock the Boat (Movie: 500 Days of Summer)

You can say, "Things are going really well between the two of you - he's happy and you're happy, so why 'rock the boat'?" What does it mean? Watch here. For more videos - go to www.youtube.com/KhmerSpecialEnglish. To contact Mani & Mori - write to them at maniandmori@gmail.com.
Video

Video Get Over It (Movie: Shutter Island)

You can say, "No family is perfect, we argue, we fight. So that fight you had with your cousin last year - 'get over it'." What does it mean? Watch here.
See more >>>