Cambodian opposition calls for public contributions to Khmer Rouge trials fund

[JURIST] Cambodia's opposition Sam Rainsy Party [official website] called on the government [press release] Monday to organize a program that would allow ordinary citzens the chance to contribute to the Khmer Rouge [MIPT profile] trial fund. The Cambodian government had already committed to contributing $13 million [UN press release; JURIST report] to the trials but now claims that it can afford to pay just over $1 million. Outside donors [JURIST report] have pledged nearly $40 million, but the proceedings are expected to cost more than $70 million. ABC Australia has more.

 

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