US: Pace of Change in Cambodia Is Disappointing
Rice says US disappointed by the pace of change in Cambodia
WASHINGTON (AP) - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says the United States is disappointed about the pace of change in Cambodia.
Rice told lawmakers Wednesday that the U.S. wants to see more progress in that country.Some 1.7 million Cambodians died under the communist Khmer Rouge in the late 1970s.Cambodia's U.N.-backed genocide tribunal has five former leaders of the Khmer Rouge in custody awaiting trial.
Corruption in Cambodia is a way of life. Most civil servants earn only about $25 (¤17) a month.