Heng Samrin played an outsized and often overlooked role in Cambodia’s history and politics. Arguably one of the twentieth century’s greatest guerrilla commanders, he defected from the Khmer Rouge and fled to Vietnam, where he plotted his return with Hanoi as part of a military force that ousted a genocidal regime led by Pol Pot. He then helped lay the foundation for Cambodia as we know it today. Listen to the podcast with Peter Starr, chief editor of Cambodia Reborn.
FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — A Khmer Rouge commander who allegedly sent two Australian yachtsmen to Cambodia’s notorious Tuol Sleng interrogation centre, where they were tortured and killed in 1978, has surrendered to officials of a […]
FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — In a startling about-face, the Court of Appeal this morning upheld the convictions of two men widely believed to have been wrongfully accused of the 2004 slaying of unionist Chea Vichea, […]