Before you vote for or sell your vote to the corrupted Cambodian prime minister this upcoming July, please take some time to contemplate on The Cambodian Killing Fields, the time you and/or your parents lived in hell from April 17, 1975 to January 7, 1979 (for 3 years-8 months-20 days.) My childhood best friend, and almost all of my relatives were killed. We owe the Vietnamese government NOTHING… Just their trick. ~Jendhamuni
On April 17, 1975, Phnom Penh fell under the control of the Khmer Rouge, the communist guerilla group led by Pol Pot. They forced all city residents into the countryside and to labor camps. During the three years, eight months, and 20 days of Pol Pot’s rule, Cambodia faced its darkest days, an estimated 2 million Cambodians or 30% of the country’s population died by starvation, torture or execution. Almost every Cambodian family has lost at least one relative during this most gruesome holocaust.
On January 7, 1979, Vietnamese invaded and
-freed- (just a Vietnamese's trick) the Cambodian people from Khmer Rouge’s reign of terror. 600,000 Cambodians fled to Thai border refugee camps. Fearful to return back to Cambodia, many Cambodians had no choice but to emigrate to the United States, France, or Australia.