Justice in Cambodia
November 16, 2007, 1:33 am
Filed under: Khmer Rouge Tribunal

 

Opinion

Justice in Cambodia

Published: November 15, 2007, International Herald Tribune

 

The arrest of another two former Khmer Rouge leaders represents significant progress for the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia in seeking justice for almost two million Cambodians who perished under the Khmer Rouge, (“Ex-official of Khmer Rouge and wife arrested,” Nov. 12). But will the court be able to find true justice for the victims?

In order to draw a complete picture of the chain of command and responsibilities in the genocide, all the key members of the regime must be summoned to explain their actions.

We are not sure if the courts will be brave enough to call former Khmer Rouge ministers, advisers, zone and district chiefs and other commanders who are serving in the current government to testify in the court. Continue reading

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Khieu Ponnary Tributes Mock KR Victims
October 14, 2007, 4:25 am
Filed under: Khmer Rouge Tribunal

Opinion

 Khieu Ponnary Tributes Mock KR Victims

By Moeun Chhean Nariddh

  

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et me join my fellow Cambodians in expressing my sadness over the death of the “mother” of the Khmer Rouge, Khieu Ponnary.

 Sad, not because she died, but because she could slip away from justice so easily like her ex-husband, the chief murderer Pol Pot. Maybe times and politics are robbing us of justice for the victims of the Khmer Rouge.

 Who will be the next Khmer Rouge leader to die so peacefully? Presumably all of them will. Continue reading



World Should Not Forget KR Victims
October 14, 2007, 4:22 am
Filed under: Khmer Rouge Tribunal

Opinion

World Should Not Forget KR Victims

By Moeun Chhean Nariddh

 

W

e are deeply saddened by the news of the horrific loss of lives caused by the recent tsunamis in Asia and Africa. As ordinary Cambodians, we would like to extend our sincere condolences to the families and relatives of those who have perished in the disaster. 

        The Cambodian people know too well the immense suffering and grief of the victims of the killer waves.

 We, too, had experienced such a tremendous tragedy, which was inflicted by the Khmer Rouge more than 20 years ago. Continue reading



Ranariddh Should Choose Justice Over Money
October 14, 2007, 4:17 am
Filed under: Khmer Rouge Tribunal

Opinion

 Ranariddh Should Choose Justice Over Money

By Moeun Chhean Nariddh

 

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e sincerely praise the hard work of Prince Norodom Ranariddh, who has greatly contributed to the adoption of numerous laws in Cambodia in his name as President of the National Assembly.

 However, all his good work seemed to be severely affected by his recent remark concerning the trial of the Khmer Rouge leaders (“Ranariddh: KR Trial Money Could Help Poor”, October 19, Page 1).

 The prince argued that the $55 million cost for the prosecuting the Khmer Rouge leaders should instead be used to help the poor. Continue reading



KR Tribunal Could Deter Other Killers
September 29, 2007, 10:01 am
Filed under: Khmer Rouge Tribunal

Opinion

KR Tribunal Could Deter Other Killers

by Moeun Chhean Nariddh


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any people may find it dumbfounded to read about the brutal beheading of a farmer in Kampot province and the tragic murder of an accused sorcerer and his two sons in the neighboring Kompong Speu province.

        But other people and I are not surprised to see this kind of killing continues in Cambodia. Many criminals have now become fearless as they see other chief criminals, particularly the Khmer Rouge murderers, still walking freely with impunity. Continue reading



A missing prince who would be king
September 10, 2007, 11:06 am
Filed under: Khmer Rouge Tribunal, Press Freedom

A missing prince who would be king

By Moeun Chhean Nariddh

PREY CHHOR, Kampong Cham: for some time during the Khmer Rouge regime this district was busy with people who risked their lives travelling from near and far to see a prince who would be their next King.

To all friends and foes in his labor camps, he was known as Mith Suon or Comrade Suon.

But that was not his real name. People said he was His Royal Highness Prince Norodom Naradipo, one of King Sihanouk’s sons who disappeared mysteriously about 23 years ago. Continue reading