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Ieng Thirith, Former Khmer Rouge Leader, Dead at 83i
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26 August 2015
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)
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Border Committee Says Official Maps Remain Legitimatei
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20 August 2015
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Save Face (Movie: Just Go With It)i
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03 November 2014
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