Sunday, March 29, 2009

March 30, 2009; Killing Fields Trial in Cambodia

Kaing Guek Eav, also known as Duch.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

March 26, 2009: Thai-Cambodia border calm after temple stand-off

A brief stand-off between Thai and Cambodian troops near a 900-year-old Hindu temple has ended peacefully after the Thais withdrew to their side of the disputed border, a Cambodian official.

"Everything is back to normal on the border after the Thais returned to their territory," Cambodian government spokesman Phay Siphan said.

Thai officials said their troop movements were not hostile but part of a routine rotation on the border.

The area had been quiet for months after the Southeast Asian neighbours agreed to jointly demarcate the jungle-clad area, where one Thai and three Cambodian soldiers died in last October's exchange of rifle and rocket fire.

Siphan said the joint border committee would meet in the Cambodian capital, Phnom Penh, in the first week of April.

Preah Vihear sits on an escarpment that forms the natural border between the two countries and has been a source of tension for generations.

The International Court of Justice awarded it to Cambodia in 1962, but the ruling did not determine the ownership of 1.8 square miles (4.6 square km) of scrub next to the ruins, leaving considerable scope for disagreement.

Since last year's clashes, both sides have agreed to develop the area for tourism.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Countries give millions in money to Khmer Rouge Trials in Cambodia

Japan - $21,606,150

- $17,943,000 more to come

United Kingdom - $3,789,850

Armenia - $1000

Austria - $360, 000

Australia - $2,615,783

- $3,263,708 more to come

Belgium - $189,804

Canada - $1,762,266

Denmark - $591,716

France - $4,851,145

Germany - $1,000,000

- $3,836,317 more to come

Ireland - $319,161

Luxembourg - $139,010

Namibia - $500

- $1,800,909

New Zealand - $508,150

Norway - $1,902,856

Republic of Korea - $450,000

Spain - $320,600

Sweden - $401,565

Switzerland - $7,364

United States - to come $1,782,000

Saturday, March 14, 2009

March 13, 2009; Preah Vihear Temple

View of the Preah Vihear temple, a world heritage site, during sunrise in Preah Vihear province.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Friday, March 6, 2009