Anniversary Of Dictator's Downfall

February 2004
Asia Monitor: South East Asia Monitor Volume 1;Feb2004, Vol. 15 Issue 2, p6
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Cambodia celebrated the twenty fifth anniversary of the fall of Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge on January 7, 2004, with promises to bring the surviving henchmen of Pol Pot to justice. An estimated 1.7 million people died under the Maoist regime, whose four year reign over Cambodia was only brought to an end by an invasion of Vietnamese and rebel troops in 1979. A quarter of a century on, the legacy of Khmer Rouge remains obvious, with Cambodia still one of the poorest countries in Asia, still suffering from a poor infrastructure and badly educated population.


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