The special expert on U.N. assistance for the Khmer Rouge tribunal, David Scheffer, left Cambodia on Sunday for a six-day tour of Asean countries hoping to shore up some fresh funding for the perennially cash-strapped court in 2014. Though the tribunal still faces a $2.9 million shortfall for national staff in 2013, Mr. Scheffer said in an email Sunday that his stops in Thailand, Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore—in that order—would focus on funding for the year after. Mr. Scheffer will be making the trip with Keo Remy, vice president of the Council of Ministers’ Press and Quick Reaction Unit
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