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A powder consisting of iron oxide, used to polish lenses, metals, etc. See polishing; surfacing.
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The riveting chapter on the fall of Phnom Penh alone makes Philip Short's biography of Pol Pot, the enigmatic Khmer Rouge leader who masterminded the evacuation and became Cambodia's dictator, worth reading.
But under the leadership of future Khmer Rouge foreign minister Ieng Sary, who was severe and disciplined, the Cercle Marxiste gradually found its purpose in unseating the hated French-collusionist regime of Prince Sihanouk in Phnom Penh.
He had found his purpose: "It was revolution." The nascent Khmer Rouge leadership returned to Cambodia and entered the jungle to study guerrilla warfare with the Vietnamese.
Meanwhile Sar moved up the ranks to become the leader of the resistance, changed his name to Pol Pot, and solidified the Khmer Rouge ideology.
delays by even one or two years the resumption of negotiations with the Cambodian government on setting up a tribunal, surviving Khmer Rouges leaders may be dead by the time it is actually established, he said, adding that the Cambodian government wants to have a tribunal as soon as possible.
Cambodia's Foreign Minister Hor Nam Hong warned Friday that the United Nations will have to assume responsibility if aging former Khmer Rouge leaders die before they can be brought to trial for genocide and crimes against humanity committed in the late 1970s.
Legal Counsel Hans Corell had expressed frustration at the ''lack of urgency'' shown by the government of Prime Minister Hun Sen in bringing the aged Khmer Rouge leaders to justice.
Currently, three top former Khmer Rouge leaders, who are all in their late 70s, are living freely in Cambodia, namely Ieng Sary, Khieu Samphan and Nuon Chea.