It was a simple twist of fate that kept Sum Alat alive—a quick push aside and orders to wait for the next truck. Mr. Alat, 60, told the Khmer Rouge tribunal Thursday that he was one of about 500 Lon Nol officials, soldiers, civil servants and students scrambling to get on a convoy of trucks that were ultimately destined for the Tuol Po Chrey execution site in Pursat province. They had been told, however, the trucks were taking them to meet the mysterious Angkar, or “organization,” which they were told was waiting to receive them as part of consolidation efforts
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