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Archive for the 'Khmer Rouge' Category

Demonstration Attendance Mathematics For Beginners…

Monday, October 27th, 2014

Roeurn Kosal is demonstrating on his own at Freedom Park to find justice for the killing of his parents by the Khmer Rouge…

Cambodia Came A Long Way Since 1989

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

The last Vietnamese soldier officially left the Cambodian soil tomorrow September 26th, 25 years ago… The signing of the Paris Peace Accord of 1991 was now possible. I spent one month in Cambodia in May and June 1989, a few months before the Vietnamese army withdrawal. My first visit in S.E.Asia… Here is what I […]


Thursday, August 7th, 2014

The verdict has fallen: Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan, ex Khmer Rouge leaders, are found guilty of crimes against humanity. They join Kaing Keak Eav, alias ‘Duch’ for a lifetime term in prison. So far five former Khmer Rouge have been brought in front of their judges and three got their sentence. Ieng Tirith escaped […]

Now Also In Japan, But Not In Japanese…

Friday, January 10th, 2014

‘Same Same‘, ‘Royal Silence‘ and ‘30 Years for a Trial‘, the e-books I have published until now are also available on the Japanese iBookstore on iTunes. That is a total of 51 countries… excepting Cambodia as there is no cambodian iTunes yet… ‘A Fine Thread‘, about the ongoing issues in the garment sector of Cambodia, […]

Three Khmer Rouge for 1.7 million victims…

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

Today is the last day in the closing arguments for ‘Case nr2’ at the ECCC or ‘Khmer Rouge Tribunal’, trying former Khmer Rouge leaders Khieu Samphan and Nuon Chea (initially there were 4 but Ieng Tirith has dementia and Ieng Sary died). In ‘Case Nr1’, Duch, alias Kaing Guek Eav, was tried and sentenced to […]

Devil’s Advocate Dies

Friday, August 16th, 2013

Jacques Vergès dies at the age of 88. Among many other historical figures he was the lawyer for Khieu Samphan, ex Khmer Rouge leader, currently being tried at the ECCC (Extraordinary Chambers at the Courts of Cambodia). As a reminder: ’30 Years for a Trial’, the e-book for the iPad is available HERE at the […]

’30 Years for a Trial’ review

Monday, March 25th, 2013

’30 Years for a Trial’ reviewed by ‘The Cambodia Daily’. The ebook about Duch’s trial, the Khmer Rouge director of ‘S21’ where some 15,000 people were tortured and later killed, is available on iTunes at this link. The ebook, with texts by Robert Carmichael and photographs by John Vink gives insight on the backstage of […]

The Mice Were Dancing…

Saturday, March 16th, 2013

So I turn my back for just a couple of days, working far from Phnom Penh on the ‘Three Rivers Dams’ project (see here) and then this happens: 1/ the authorities destroy the shacks of 12 Borei Keila families (see what they went through before that here). 2/ Mam Sonando goes free, albeit conditionally (see […]