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KR should face trial

KR should face trial

Dear Editor,

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.

Do

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

happened.

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.

Of

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]

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