Dialogue and the Khmer Rouge tribunals

Photo courtesy of the Far Eastern Economic Review, article cited below.One of the recurrent topics at a meditation group in Boeng Keng Kang with some teens is the culpability of the Khmer Rouge soldiers. The KR period is not a dialogue that younger generations born after the atrocities actively engage in. It's a concern of many advocates and the international community here that some young adults are ignorant of the fact that it ever even occurred. There are several factors at work. One is that while a lot of aid is allocated to feel-good causes taxpayers back home like, eg HIV, private sector development, democratisation, conservation etc, there is little committed to other needs, like mental health. It just isn't sexy enough. So despite … [Read more...]