The fate of the elderly in my country, Cambodia

The kind of picture that breaks my heart…

Cambodia is still one of the few countries in SE Asia whose state does not cater for, or formally recognise the needs of its elderly – the aged population. Reeling from the destructive legacy of the Khmer Rouge regime in the seventies where the nuclear family unit had been deliberately split apart to deny the family any influence it could exercise as a main rival institution to the state, this social and core human fabric has been coming under attack and grievously and violently violated further ever since under the current neo-KR regime as a consequence of the state's failure to redistribute 'generated' economic wealth equitably among its citizens, or rebuild a sound economic base capable of meeting demands of its domestic labour market, particularly, among the youths whose search for job opportunities has been forcing them to venture overseas leaving behind dependent family members such as this elderly woman to fence for themselves in the process… ~School of Vice, KI Media   

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