Tuesday, 6 January 2009

January 7th

On January 7th thirty years ago the Khmer Rouge regime officially ended.
It was the end of about 4 years of horror for Cambodia. (I mentioned the beginning of it here,
and the genocide museum here.)
It is a controversial holiday as the saviours of Cambodia were the Vietnamese thought of as
"traditional enemies"of Cambodia. In the lead up to Victory day there was a foiled bomb plot, 
talk of tighten security and various people giving their opinion about whether Cambodia 
should celebrate this day 
and a cartoon. Some photos from the days celebrations
are here: Celebration of Vietnamese Invasion and Occupation. And more about today here:
(the KI media site has more, I took the photo in R'kiri)

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