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I also want to add that while this article implies that Caldwell was only more excited and convinced of the goodness of the DK model after visiting, Ben Kiernan's book states otherwise. According to Kiernan, who knew Caldwell, read his journal, and saw the photos he had illicitly taken of sick-looking children and villagers, Caldwell began to have serious doubts. Kiernan even says that Caldwell may have asked explicitly about the whereabouts of already eliminated members of the government and upset the leadership. I think it's unfair to say Caldwell was still a regime cheerleader by the end of his visit (read: the end of his life). When I have time perhaps I will revise it based on information from Kiernan's "The Pol Pot Regime." — Preceding unsigned comment added by 22.214.171.124 (talk) 16:06, 13 October 2011 (UTC)
It says in this article that he was murdered by the Khmer rouge regime: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/from_our_own_correspondent/81048.stm This is a first hand account from a BBC journalist, and a great source in my view.126.96.36.199 (talk) 12:39, 28 April 2008 (UTC)
Yes, Unknown (in a Sense)
The BBC piece by Elizabeth Becker linked to above does *not* say that the regime murdered Caldwell, only that he was killed by soldiers, which nobody has disputed. Becker herself has always insisted that she does not know who sent them or why they did what they did, and the only source for the claim that Pol Pot ordered the murder is the late Wilfred Burchett, a notoriously unreliable propagandist. I happen to think that in this case, for once, Burchett may have been close to the truth, but it's nothing more than speculation and should not be included in the article. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.8.131.52 (talk) 06:45, 10 January 2010 (UTC)
Facts not known to be true
It IS NOT known that Pol Pot ordered the murder of Malcolm Caldwell. It is not currently know who ordered the murder of Caldwell. Caldwell and Becker were not the first westerners in the country following 1975. While the article states that they were the first to be invited, I think a greater distinction needs to be made. Danes visited in 1977, Americans Dan Burstein and David Klein visited in April '78 (Burstein wrote an NYT op-ed piece on his return), and Swedes in August '78.KhProd1 (talk) 07:57, 29 November 2011 (UTC)
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