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And in front of the former leaders was Saloth Sar, alias Brother number one, best known as Pol Pot.
He was the leader of the communist movement known as the Khmer Rouge. He was the Prime Minister of Cambodia from 1976 to 1979.
During his time in power Pol Pot imposed a version of agrarian collectivization whereby city dwellers were relocated to the countryside to work in collective farms and forced labor projects, conceived as a restarting of civilization in "Year Zero".
The combined effect of slave labor, malnutrition, poor medical care and executions had an estimated death toll of 750,000 to 1.7 million.
His regime achieved special notoriety for singling out all intellectuals and other "bourgeois enemies" for murder.
In 1979, he fled into the jungles of northwest
Pol Pot was never brought to justice, although he was overthrown and imprisoned by other Khmer Rouge leaders.
He died in 1998, from natural causes, while under house arrest.
In 2005, oil and natural gas deposits were found beneath
We are leaving Cambodia and traveling back to Kuala Lumpur. We will stay a few day at my sisters house befor going back to Norway.
It take time to change, and I wish the best for the people of