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AseanPlus News 03 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Pol Pot’s first wife dies

B>PHNOM PENH:/BKhieu Ponnary, the first wife of the late Khmer Rouge leader Pol Pot, has died at the age of 83 in Pailin, the group's former stronghold in north-western Cambodia.

AseanPlus News 27 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Cambodian politicians swing into high gear for election

B>PHNOM PENH:/BWith a traditional dance and a blessing from the Buddhist clergy, Cambodian politicians launched into election campaigns yesterday amid hopes a clean contest will deliver fiscal rewards.

Lifestyle 14 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Revitalised and alive

Just over 20 years ago, Phnom Penh, capital of Cambodia, was a city on its knees. It housed a mere 50,000 souls, mostly rampaging Khmer Rouge. Its finest public buildings, hotels, embassies and office blocks were either occupied by soldiers, their prisoners or by nobody at all.

Lifestyle 14 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Triumphing over tragedy

Few realise the youngest daughter of King Norodom Sihanouk Varman of Cambodia has been living among us for the past four years.The Princess Royal Norodom Arunrasmy is the wife of Cambodian Ambassador Keo Puth Rasmey.In this exclusive,Princess Arun,as she is fondly known,relates her roller-coaster life:from high-ranking princess to a destitute in the United States,the traumaof losing her mother and siblings to the Khmer Rouge,and her current role as a diplomat 's wife.

AseanPlus News 06 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Ex-Khmer Rouge soldiers give up arms for water

B>TA KEN KOH SLA (Cambodia):/BRecalcitrant soldiers of the former Khmer Rouge disarmed in exchange for clean water yesterday as authorities prepared to sign a historic agreement with the United Nations to put Pol Pot's surviving henchmen on trial for genocide.

AseanPlus News 24 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Senior judge shot dead by gunman

The judge who presided over the country's most high-profile criminal case in recent years was shot dead yesterday by an unidentified assailant, court officials said.

AseanPlus News 12 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Jolie funds wildlife sanctuary

B>PHNOM PENH:/BHollywood star Angelina Jolie has agreed to pay US$5mil (RM19mil) over the next 15 years to set up a wildlife sanctuary in a former Khmer Rouge-controlled area of Cambodia, a senior charity official said yesterday.

Letters 06 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Into Jordan on eve of war

For Malaysia#8217;s new ambassador to Jordan, the United States' decision to attack Iraq ended the short break he and his wife had planned to have back home with the family. In Amman, he talked to SHAHANAZ HABIB about his four-year experience in Iraq immediately after the 1991 Gulf War.

Lifestyle 04 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Killing fields

Unknowing farmers in Cambodia are dousing cultivated lands with a lethal cocktail of chemicals, writes DENIS D. GRAY.

Lifestyle 18 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Journey into Cambodia

Even today, the aura of grandeur and power still emanates from Cambodia#8217;s enigmatic Khmer past, attracting travellers from near and far to one of the most beautiful monuments ever built #8211; the majestic Angkor temples.