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Major General Thong Sarath is led out of the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Friday after being questioned over the November murder of Ung Meng Chue. (Satoshi Takahashi)
Major General Thong Sarath is led out of the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Friday after being questioned over the November murder of Ung Meng Chue. (Satoshi Takahashi)

Fugitive General Arrested, Placed in Prey Sar

Major General Thong Sarath, who has been on the run since being charged with orchestrating the assassination of tycoon Ung Meng Chue in November, has been placed in Prey Sar prison after being apprehended Thursday evening, according to officials, who gave conflicting versions of his arrest.

Residents of Phnom Penh cheer Khmer Rouge soldiers on April 17, 1975, believing that normal life would return with the civil war over. (Roland Neveu)
Residents of Phnom Penh cheer Khmer Rouge soldiers on April 17, 1975, believing that normal life would return with the civil war over. (Roland Neveu)

The Fall

The day prior to the military victory of the Khmer Rouge—a regime that would claim the lives of a third of the country’s people in less than four years—relative calm remained in central Phnom Penh as final battles were fought on the outskirts of the city.

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Chonburi refugee camp, Thailand, 1981 - We were used to having our pictures being taken when visitors came. We always flocked toward the foreigner. We had gotten so used to being abused by the Khmer Rouge that foreigners always felt safe to approach—they felt like the good guys. (Vira Rama)

When Charles Fox began documenting old Cambodian family photographs, his initial aim was to capture the country’s social transition through the lens of these intimate snapshots.

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CNRP official Meach Sovannara cries upon arriving at the opposition party's Phnom Penh headquarters following his release from Prey Sar prison Monday afternoon along with seven other activists. (Pring Samrang/Reuters)

Activists, Monks Feted by CNRP After Release

CNRP faithful massed outside the party’s Phnom Penh headquarters Monday afternoon to welcome five opposition figures and three monks who were imprisoned in recent months on charges widely seen as political and released on bail following court hearings Monday morning.

Prime Minister Hun Sen takes a bite from one of the first slices cut from the Guinness World Record-holding sticky rice cake at the Angkor Sankranta festival Tuesday. (Alex Willemyns/The Cambodia Daily)

Hun Sen, Sam Rainsy Ring In New Year Together

The last time opposition leader Sam Rainsy joined such a crowd in this town, he chided Prime Minister Hun Sen for being “weaker than a female” for not calling a snap election amid mass anti-government protests, as Thailand’s Yingluck Shinawatra had done days earlier.

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