On the first day of the “Genocide in Perspective” Expedition to Cambodia, the team met for lunch with Robert Carmichael, one of the most respected foreign journalists in Cambodia. He works for German Press Agency dpa and is currently writing a book about Cambodia in relation to the Khmer Rouge. The team also visited a Buddhist monastery where Pol Pot, the leader of the Khmer Rouge regime, is rumored to have studied as a young man. Finally, the team went to Boeung Kak, a community facing eviction from the government for a supposed lack of proper land documentation. The issue is closely related to the Khmer Rouge and the relocation policies it implemented.
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