Khmer Decline - Cambodia

Posted by Sour Piseth
June 1995 Cambodia badly needs international support. Tourists are starting to return to the beautiful ancient temples in the north of the country - until now Khmer Rouge raids made this impossible for foreigners. The Khmer Rouge are being pushed back into the jungle and their leadership is growing old. Some supporters defected after they were ordered to burn villages in which they had relatives. In the south the government has persuaded a senior guerrilla commander to defect with several hundred fighters. In return it has turned a blind eye to his involvement in the kidnapping and murder of three Western hostages. Life with the government is better, but not yet perfect. Cambodia's deputy prime minister admits that the corruption is a problem.
Posted January 16, 2013 - Filed in Education - #Khmer Decline 
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