Cambodia, A Survived LandBou Meng, 67 years old, was one of the KR survivors who were imprisoned in Toul.Sleng S-21 during KR regime. He was born in Kampong Cham province and was a.painter in a technical school before the KR holding power form 1975-1979. Bou Meng.now lives with his family in Koh Thom, Kandal provinceStatement
Cambodians can today see a light at the end of a long, dark and sorrowful tunnel. The trials of Khmer Rouge leaders at the Khmer Rouge Tribunal (KRT) have finally arrived after a three-decade long wait. Anonymous shadowy figures who ordered the death and torture of family members, and who were directly responsible for the deaths of millions of others through overwork, starvation and forced migration will now be seen finally climbing the steps of the witness stand to face legal retribution for ordering unspeakable crimes against humanity. The time has come for Cambodia to cleanse itself of its sorrowful past says Youk Chhang, the director of the Documentary Center of Cambodia (DC-Cam), which has played a critical role in assembling the millions of documents meticulously gathered by the communist regime which will be now used as evidence against the regime's leaders.
Text Graig Guthrie