There have been numerous reports that Mr. Ieng Sary,
former Foreign Minister of the DK/KR regime, is now living freely in Phnom Penh
again, along with many of his former comrades. It is so ironic and unjust that
these alleged mass murderers of millions of innocent people are allowed to live
freely and openly in Khmer society again.
Only in Cambodia where a sense
of impunity and injustice is allowed to roam unchecked. It is an insult to the
Khmer people (both dead and alive) and to humanity as a whole.
The UN and
the RGC must not sanction a kangaroo court (tribunal) for the trial of the Khmer
Rouge, such as Mr. Ieng Sary and other former high-ranking KR leaders. A show
trial is nothing more than a laughable entertainment and a farce.
compromise and negotiate, but never compromise or negotiate "justice" that
Cambodia so much deserves and needs. Peace and reconciliation, while the people
who have been accused of murders of millions walk free, is not worth it. It is
simply a "fake" peace and reconciliation. People are better off dead than to see
their former tormentors walking and smiling like nothing ever
As a victim and survivor of Khmer Rouge atrocities, I demand
justice as an absolutely essential ingredient for a peaceful Cambodia. The Khmer
will continue to kill indiscriminately for as long as alleged criminals, such as
Mr. Ieng Sary and his former comrades, are allowed to walk freely.
course, a man is innocent until proven guilty. Do give Justice a chance. Do
invite other former KR leadership to Phnom Penh and straight into a creditable
international court, before the victims decide to take matters into their own
hands, as we often see on a daily basis on the streets of Phnom Penh.
Ronnie Yimsut, [email protected]