The body of Khmer Rouge leader Pol Pot lies in state in a shack in a village near the Thai-Cambodian border on April 16, 1998, after he allegedly suffered a heart attack. AFP

Twenty years after Pol Pot died a broken man, his memory looms large

Publication date 13 April 2018 | 06:23 | ICT

Two decades have passed, but Mea Chron still stands by Pol Pot. Most days he also stands by the mass murderer’s cremation site, keeping guard in the Khmer Rouge’s last stronghold of Anlong Veng.