The search, and some successes, in finding missing kin
September 26, 2007, 3:19 am
Filed under: Khmer Rouge Issue

The search, and some successes, in finding missing kin
By Moeun Chhean Nariddh


WENTY years since the Khmer Rouge seized power, launching a vicious social revolution which forcibly split apart most Cambodian families, thousands of Khmers are still “missing”.

Each year, the lucky ones finally find out that their loved ones are alive and – with the help of international agencies – are able to contact them.

The Khmer Rouge years, followed by the Vietnamese occupation which sent nearly 300,000 people flocking to border refugee camps, led to vast numbers of Cambodians losing contact with family members. Continue reading


Uneven justice in Cambodia
September 21, 2007, 7:17 am
Filed under: Khmer Rouge Issue

Letter to the editor

International Herald Tribune

21 September, 2007

Uneven justice in Cambodia


As Cambodians, we are delighted by the news of the arrest of the second-most senior Khmer Rouge leader, Nuon Chea (“Pol Pot’s ‘Brother No. 2’ to face war crimes,” Sept. 20).

The arrest is another step toward justice for almost 2 million Cambodians who were killed or starved to death by the Khmer Rouge between 1975 and 1979. Continue reading