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Phra Meru

Sihanouk’s legacy

No-one in the modern history of Southeast Asia has had such a continuous and lasting effect on the politics of their country than the late King Father Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia.

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Southeast Asia noir

Artist Chris Coles explores the world of Southeast Asian noir.

These are elephants

Sihanouk’s revenge

Part 2 of an extended interview with Milton Osborne about the controversial politics of Norodom Sihanouk whose funeral ceremonies have commenced in Phnom Penh.

Mao-Peng Zhen-Sihanouk-Liu Shaoqi in 1956--US Army photo Wikipedia

Norodom Sihanouk’s wonderful, horrible life

An interview with Milton Osborne about the policies, charisma and brutality of Norodom Sihanouk

PolPot

Lunching with mass murderers

Nate Thayer, the final journalist to interview Pol Pot before his death in 1998, offers a glimpse into his conversations with former Khmer Rouge leaders.

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Obama in Cambodia and Myanmar

A former American diplomat in Cambodia and Myanmar reflects on the trickiness of Obama's visit.

ChutWutty

Cambodia’s death squads

Human Rights Watch released a sizzling report today that details the Hun Sen regime's three-decade history of extrajudicial killings.

ASEAN

Cambodia, Thailand and the ASEAN Way

The ASEAN way, which includes the ‘non-intervention’ principle and consensus-based decision-making, has weakened any possibility of intervention in the now-receding border conflict.

Norodom Sihanouk

A much misunderstood monarch

It has become politically correct to write in such manner that everything the late King Norodom Sihanouk achieved for his people has to be belittled.

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Counterpunch: Pol Pot wasn’t so bad

The notorious Holocaust denier, Israel Shamir, has been making the rounds among Cambodia watchers this week. This time, he's praising Pol Pot!

Enemies

Interview with director of Enemies of the People

Following the special edition DVD release of Enemies of the People, I caught up with the film’s British co-producer and director Rob Lemkin, to discuss his views on the film and its contribution to history, dialogue, and reconciliation in Cambodia.