Toek Tik

He Sold Away His People’s Heritage. He’s in the Jungle to Get It Back.

As Toek Tik recounts it, he was a teenage foot soldier for the genocidal Khmer Rouge in Cambodia in the late 1970s when he first realized that looting ancient statues could be a lucrative trade. Once, while bartering stolen cattle for clothing along the border with Thailand, he recalled, a trading partner gestured toward his […]

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