Interviewing Nuon Chea

Keeping enemies closer – The Nation, May 21, 2011
…A Communist Party activist since his student days at Bangkok’s Thammasat University in the 1940s (when his Thai name was Runglert Laodee and he even briefly worked for the Finance Ministry), Nuon Chea holds firm to his ideology. He still believes that Cambodia would have benefited by being rid of money and social classes, which the Khmer Rouge attempted to do by emptying cities and forcing citizens to work on farming collectives.
However, he says, the movement was undermined by traitors and interference by Vietnam and the US…

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