But to compare the Conservative Government with the Pol Pot
regime in Cambodia is below his usual high standards (Telegraph, June 4).
EVENTS Pol Pot
| 1945: British troops enter the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp after negotiating a truce with the German commandant.
led the Communist Khmer Rouge who overthrew the sitting Khmer Republic and renamed the country "Democratic Kampuchea.
The horrors of Khmer Rouge under the oppressive rule of Pol Pot
and his lieutenants is a bloodied saga of homicide, torture, genocide and religious persecution that left more than two million people dead and turned Cambodia into the land of the killing fields.
Observing that since most of the literature on the Cambodian Civil War has focused on the figure of Pol Pot
, the story is only half-complete, Nhem (deputy director, Institute of Military History, Ministry of National Defense, Cambodia) argues that an organizational focus is required to truly understand how Pol Pot
came to power and how the war was eventually ended.
1998: Former Cambodian dictator dies The former Cambodian dictator Pol Pot
, whose regime led to the deaths of millions of his people, has died.
Led by "Brother Number One" Pol Pot
, who died in 1998, the Khmer Rouge from 1975-79 wiped out nearly a quarter of Cambodia's population through starvation, overwork or execution in a bid to create an agrarian utopia.
In 1970, he was a special representative of Khmer Rouge leader Pol Pot
in his official missions to Vietnam and China.
She also was the sister-in-law of late Khmer Rouge leader Pol Pot
, the Khmer Rouge leader who turned Cambodia into a vast slave labour camp in which two million lost their lives, has died in a jungle hut where he was held prisoner by his own men.
The presumption underlying the Home Office's plans - that even the innocent must be monitored in case they become 'guilty' one day - reveals a paranoia worthy of Stalin or Pol Pot
The regime was toppled in 1979 when Vietnam invaded and Pol Pot
died in 1998.