Chhang Youk, the executive director of the Documentation Center of Cambodia, has for many years helped documented the atrocities of the Khmer Rouge and has been key to the functioning of the Khmer Rouge tribunal. This is an essay he wrote recently to mark international Holocaust Remembrance Day.
Cambodia tilts towards China and its acceptance of more and more Chinese aid helps the impoverished nation to reduce influence of international donors who had sought to push Cambodia towards more democratic form of governance.
On the 11th anniversary of the murder of labor leader Chea Vichea, union and opposition members called on the Cambodian authorities to re-open their investigation and find the true killers. Chea Vichea, who had wide support among the nation’s workers at a turbulent time in the industry, was shot dead by two assailants on Jan. 22, 2004.