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The Executioners

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Here is the big question: how and why did a Buddhist nation produce one of the 20th century‚Äôs worst genocides, and one which is marked by so many horrific instances of cruelty and savage violence? A whole chapter in my…

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Pheng’s escape: A Khmer Rouge ghost story

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When we come to the place there are twenty of us, they have our names. The chief of the Pol Pot talks to us, he says the Organisation will provide us each a white suit today. I know this means a cloth for the dead. They start to call us in to the room, one at a time. They don’t want anyone to see, they not want anyone to know. They kill with the ax and the knife. Continue reading

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