All Comments for Cambodia's 'Brutal' Khmer Rouge Leaders Ordered Jailed For Life

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khmer kid from battambang :

the communist vietnamese committed no crimes against cambodians, but the communist chinese did so. is this how history is being understood and accepted by cambodians.

Aug 08, 2014 07:43 PM

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Anonymous Reader :

Yes, the Chinese communist complicit in the killing from the beginning. No doubt about that. The Vietnamese communist only invaded Cambodia after, the annoying Khmer Rouge, prodded and poked the Vietnamese by shelling the island, Koh Tral, and raiding villages along the border. Khmer didn't invite the Vietnamese in, or that the Vietnamese wanted to save Khmer from Khmer Rouge slaughterhouse. Once the Vietnamese were in, they didn't want to leave. They only left after the Soviet, which supported the Vietnamese invasion, collapsed in the 90s. If it wouldn't for the collapsed of Soviet Union, Cambodians would probably be speaking Vietnamese now.

Aug 11, 2014 03:05 PM

khmer kid from battambang :

their communist idealogy made them efficient killers. wondering if the communist chinese, communist vietnamese, communist russians and their loyal supporters were also responsible criminals back then.

Aug 08, 2014 03:23 AM

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Anonymous Reader :

The Chinese communist, yes. Vietnamese communist, no. Soviet communist, no. Loyal supporters, yes, Hun Sen, Chea Sim, Heng Samrin before they defected to Vietnam. Keat Chon, Hor Nam Hong, and Meas Mut stayed loyal even after Vietnamese invasion.

I wonder how many people were killed by these people above? The Khmer Rouge did the most killing in the beginning which means all of them are involved. And toward the end, this is when Hun Sen and his gang fled to Vietnam. This is when the guppies started to eat their young.

Aug 08, 2014 07:50 AM

Anonymous Reader :

"Prime Minister Hun Sen, a former Khmer Rouge soldier, has voiced his disdain for the court and discouraged further cases, warning that further prosecutions could upset reconciliation with ex-guerrillas and trigger conflict."

Isn't hypocritical of him? He lambasted Khmer Rouge "killing field" and lauded January 7, and now he discourages the court from going further? Is he for or against Khmer Rouge?

I'm beginning to see what Hun Sen is saying. He's against "old Khmer Rouge" but for "new Khmer Rouge." The current government is the "new Khmer Rouge." How many former Khmer Rouge are in this government?

Aug 07, 2014 01:17 PM

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phetsakhat sorphainam from vientiane :

the United nations criminal court should be pardoning him because he is too old to be in jail and that is not punishment and I will call it as sufferer.

Aug 07, 2014 12:24 PM

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Anonymous Reader :

So you're not in favor of "you do the crime, you do the time?"

What kind of messages are you sending to future criminals? That rule of law doesn't matter?

Aug 07, 2014 01:23 PM

Laotian Runt :

is this man-slaughterer your granddad or your dad? The way you babble is nauseating.

Aug 08, 2014 03:17 AM

Anonymous Reader :

Another idiot in favor of catch and release policy. Unbelievable!

Aug 08, 2014 01:56 PM

Pol Pot :

The Khmer society is always very unequal. But this perk for a genocidal slaughterer is the climax of the Khmer social disparity: While the old common people are desperate for a decent life in their old age, this genocidal slaughterer enjoys a "special treatment in jail" for life without having to concern about a next meal, about clothing and where to sleep.

Aug 07, 2014 12:22 PM

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Anonymous Reader :

Yeah, like the perk the current regime is getting while the land eviction victims suffering everyday, this regime ignored them like they didn't exist.

Aug 07, 2014 01:01 PM

SAM from KOK :

NO surprise here Hun Sen hinted the return of the Khmer Rouge...

Hun Sen still defends his Khmer rouge compatriots; he dictates his rules like Pol Pot; Hun Sen WAS a Khmer rouge communist under the then "Democratic Kampuchea".
However, in 1979 Hun Sen allied himself and defected to Hanoi's Ho Chin Minh communism; thus, Hun Sen IS and has always been a communist dictator. So, what does he know about Democracy and the rights of the people??? Nothing but how to control people with fear, death and military intimidation a la Mao's and Ho's ways...

"Prime Minister Hun Sen, a former Khmer Rouge soldier, has voiced his disdain for the court and discouraged further cases, warning that further prosecutions could upset reconciliation with ex-guerrillas and trigger conflict."

Aug 07, 2014 12:05 PM

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Anonymous Reader :

"New Khmer Rouge" is already here. Look around you.

Aug 07, 2014 01:24 PM

Anonymous Reader :

Life? The last few years of his life. He'd be lucky if he lived to be 95.

Aug 07, 2014 11:44 AM

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