The Khmer Rouge ended private ownership of land and real estate in Cambodia. Its genocidal rule claimed an estimated 1.7 million lives from 1975 to 1979.
When the regime collapsed, most Cambodians were living in rural communities. Many had fled their homes, and no one wanted to settle in Phnom Penh, the capital, which was called “a ghost city”. In the acute crisis, people obviously did not worry much about formal land titles. Continue reading “Land titles help to prevent conflict”
Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge regime collapsed in January 1979. It left deep marks, having claimed an estimated 1.7 million lives. Thirty-eight years later, people are still seeking justice. To learn from history and cope with the trauma, Cambodians need documentation, memorialisation and reparation. Continue reading “No justice without remembering”
ANLONG VENG, ODDAR MEANCHEY PROVINCE — The head of the Documentation Center of Cambodia has called on the Khmer Rouge tribunal to include one of the regime’s most iconic sites in its list of reparations.
Youk Chhang, director of DC-Cam, said in a letter to Marie Guiraud, a lawyer at the tribunal, that the Anlong Veng Peace Center Project should be supported with reparations money.
PHNOM PENH—Cambodian authorities Sunday deported Russian businessman Sergei Polonsky for alleged immigration violations amid increasing pressure from Russia on the Southeast Asian country to extradite him to face fraud charges.