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High season flights connect Luang Prabang and Siem Reap. com) Daily flights linking Phnom Penh and Siem Reap with Singapore. com) Daily flights connecting Phnom Penh and Bangkok. vn) Daily flights linking Phnom Penh and Siem Reap with both Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. Land Cambodia shares one border crossing with Laos (via Stung Treng; see p115) and five crossings with Thailand, although only Poipet (see p97) and Krong Koh Kong (see p113) are regularly used. The three other crossings are at O Smach (see p89), Choam (see p101) and Psar Pruhm (see p101).
Very few people knew of him until he emerged as the public face of the Khmer Rouge revolution towards the end of 1976. Pol Pot died on 15 April 1998, after facing a Khmer Rouge show trial for his crimes. His death perhaps forever robbed the Cambodian people of the chance for truth and justice, which raises the question: did he jump or was he pushed? the first court to bring surviving Khmer Rouge members to trial, but bureaucratic bickering at home and abroad has stalled its opening. Many Cambodians lament that it’s already too late to try Pol Pot, who escaped justice when he died in 1998.
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