January 1, 1987 |
Thai authorities closed a major Cambodian refugee center Wednesday but said it will be five days before its 25,000 occupants are moved to other camps. The Cambodians at Khao I Dang, unlike those at other refugee camps in Thailand, were classified by the Thai government as eligible for resettlement abroad. Their move to other camps means they will be demoted to the status of "displaced persons" who can be ord1701995876authorities say conditions permit.
August 2, 1997 |
Cambodians fled by the thousands into neighboring Thailand on Friday, escaping a rocket barrage by forces of coup leader Hun Sen. Rockets exploded within 300 yards of a refugee camp. In Phnom Penh, the capital, Second Prime Minister Hun Sen's new government moved to consolidate his power, organizing a mock political convention with the apparent intent of dividing the opposition and warning Asian neighbors to stay out of Cambodia's affairs.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 9, 1992 |
It was nearly 5 p.m., quitting time, really, for many students at Cal State Fullerton. But there was Vitthara Tan, curled on a couch in the student government office, catching a nap between work, classes and his duties as student body president. "Shssh," whispered the office secretary, nodding to the dozing senior. That was all it took.
April 7, 1993 |
Most of the 20,000 ethnic Vietnamese living on Tonle Sap lake in central Cambodia have fled the country after last month's massacres by Khmer Rouge forces, a U.N. official said. U.N. navy commander John Leighton said about 13,000 have left the area, crossing the border into Vietnam or heading toward Phnom Penh. The Vietnamese villagers, many of whom have lived in Cambodia for generations, started leaving after at least 46 people were killed in March.
March 31, 1993 |
A sad chapter in the history of Indochina's wars ended Tuesday when the largest Cambodian refugee camp in Southeast Asia was declared officially closed. Officials said 23,000 refugees remain at the camp, prosaically named Site 2, but are scheduled to leave at the end of April in time to return to Cambodia and take part in national elections there, which are being held May 25-27.