Khmer Rouge


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
The name of the followers of Pol Pot’s Communist Party of Kampuchea, the totalitarian political machine that ruled Cambodia from 1975 to 1979
References in periodicals archive ?
This is probably the first step that we try to make the intervention more culturally appropriate for the Cham Muslim,' he said, adding that there are also Christian survivors of the Khmer Rouge to consider.
The last stronghold for the Khmer Rouge is brimming with historical artifacts and has the potential to be a good place for tourists to stop on their way to Thailand.
Ieng Sary, the third-ranking Khmer Rouge leader and foreign minister, died in March this year at the age of 87.
Duch said he believed the Khmer Rouge movement would have died out by 1970 if the US government under Richard Nixon had not supported Cambodia's military-led government following the 1970 coup d'etat that removed Prince Norodom Sihanouk from power.
Judge Nil Nonn said it was necessary to hear about M-13 to undertand Tuol Sleng s organising structure, the personality of Duch and the relevance of his role to the Khmer Rouge leadership.
The brutality of the Khmer Rouge after their seizure of power was also widely reported in New Zealand.
Pol's incendiary anti-Vietnamese rhetoric led to clashes with Vietnamese troops and, eventually, a Vietnamese invasion that toppled the Khmer Rouge, in 1979.
Pok Leakreasey said his products will give the message to the former Khmer Rouge leaders that Cambodians who managed to survive the regime will ''never forget their sufferings.
But the Khmer Rouge rejected this, and attacked UN forces in the country.
Had the United States and China allowed it, Cambodia's suffering could have stopped when the Vietnamese finally responded to years of Khmer Rouge attacks across their border and liberated the country in January 1979.
Only in August 1980, when William Steif wrote an excellent report for The Progressive from the Cambodian refugee camps in Thailand, did readers of this magazine receive a glimpse of the Khmer Rouge holocaust.
A fraction of the photographer's grim black-and-white mug shots have stared for years from the walls of Tuol Sleng, turned into a genocide museum when Vietnam drove out the Khmer Rouge in 1979.