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SAR

The ISO 4217 currency code for the Saudi Arabian Riyal.

Sar

ISO 4217 code for the Saudi Arabian riyal. It became the official currency of the Kingdom at its establishment in 1932; it is the successor currency to the Hejaz riyal. Between 1986 and 2003, the riyal was pegged to Special Drawing Rights, but in practice, this was effectively a peg to the U.S. dollar. The peg was officially changed to the dollar in 2003 and has been in effect since (with the exception of a brief period toward the end of 2007). It is issued by the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency.
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To that end, Pol Pot immediately murdered the educated and people who wore glasses or had a high forehead (signs of intellect).
Inspired by Chinese communism and schooled in leftist politics in France, Pol Pot, whose birth name was Saloth Sar, orchestrated one of the most violent revolutions of the 20th Century.
The Cambodian government has been working together with the United Nations to try the ex-Khmer Rouge, many of which surrendered in what was a final blow to the Pol Pot regime and given royal amnesty.
Under 'Brother Number One' one of history's most vicious tyrants, the plump, charming, ever-beaming Pol Pot as he called himself in four years they killed anything up to two million Cambodians or perhaps one in four of the population, who were executed or starved or worked to death to create a new 'nation of workers and peasants', closed off against the outside world.
What's stopping the likes of Pol Pot phoning up the Premier League andwanting to buy a club?
His wife, Ieng Thirith, 76, who served as social affairs minister of the Khmer government led by Pol Pot during the 1970s, is also facing similar charges.
PHNOM PENH: Car collectors with macabre tastes and at least $71,800 to spare now have a chance to own a limousine reportedly used by Pol Pot, the late chief of Cambodia's notorious Khmer Rouge.
In 1998, the world was free of a dictator when Pol Pot, whose regime had led to the death of millions of his people, died.
Former Conservative chairman Lord Tebbit will compare new leader David Cameron to communist tyrant Pol Pot in a speech this week, it was reported yesterday.
There, with the legacy of the Pol Pot regime, I found myself asking, 'If my legs were blown off by a landmine, would life still be a gift?
In Pol Pot: Anatomy of a Nightmare, he has drawn on hundreds of hours of interviews with former Khmer Rouge leaders, as well as documents in Khmer, Chinese, Russian, French, and Vietnamese, to produce what is certainly one of the most important--and thoroughly readable--works on Pol Pot and modern Cambodian history.
The only way to make any sense of what happened is to follow individual lives, especially that of Pol Pot, and to set them against the frustrations of many in the country's Francophone intelligentsia and against Cambodia's own history with its disregard for the value of human life.