Phnom Penh, 10 January 2022 (TDI): The Royal Kingdom of Cambodia and its people celebrated the 43rd anniversary of liberation from the Khmer Rouge genocidal regime on 7 January. On this occasion, Cambodian Leaders sent Congratulatory wishes to the people of Cambodia.

Samdech Akka Moha Ponhea Chakrei Heng Samrin, President of the National Assembly expressed his heartiest congratulations to the people of the Kingdom. Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen also sent greetings to the people over the Khmer Rouge regime Yesterday.

In a message on Facebook pages of the leaders of the Kingdom, they noted that the people used to live in miseries 43 years ago. People were living under forced labor, devoid of holidays, in food scarcity, no hospital, no school, and no freedom, the message added.

Since the liberation from Rouge Regime, it restored the full freedom of the Cambodian people. The whole nation is living peacefully and developing in all fields until today, the message expressed.

The senior leadership also considered the fact that Cambodia has also regained its lost prestige across the world. The country is a contributor to building peace and sustainable development across the region and beyond. They also wished to have National Liberation Day in the hearts of all citizens. It is a symbol of national unity.

Khmer Regime

The Khmer Rouge regime was led by Marxist leader Pol Pot and remained in power from 1975 to 1979 in Cambodia. The regime was brutal and tried to draw Cambodia back to the middle ages.

The regime was forcing people living in cities to work on communal farms in the countryside. The regime affected the lives of many families which died of starvation, disease, and overwork. Some people were also executed by brutal oppressors. 7 January has been marked as the day to commemorate those who lost their lives during the brutal years.