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BANGKOK 21 June 2019 06:13
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Khmer Rouge: Thousands mark National Day of Remembrance in capital

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Thousands of people yesterday marked the National Day of Remembrance at Choeung Ek Genocide Centre on the outskirts of Phnom Penh to honour victims of the Khmer Rouge regime. The National Day of Remembrance, formerly called the National Day of Hatred, was first launched on May 20, 1984. It became a national holiday last year.


Yesterday, a group of students from the University of Fine Arts re-enacted atrocities committed by the Khmer Rouge, and 207 Buddhist monks held a religious ceremony honouring victims. After the ceremony, Pa Socheatvong, Prime Minister Hun Sen’s personal adviser, said the government will not allow conflict to return to the Kingdom.


“People with ill-intent cannot create a force to overthrow the government,” Mr Socheatvong said. “That is an act against the constitution.” He then reiterated that Marshal Lon Nol was to blame for ousting Prince Norodom Sihanouk in 1970, an act many see as the prelude to civil war and genocide at the hands of the Khmer Rouge regime.

 

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Direct from the Ministry of Doublespeak.

George got it right all those years ago.

Edited by emptypockets

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