Kingdom marks Nat’l Day of Remembrance for Khmer Rouge genocide

Publication date 20 May 2022 | 11:38 | ICT

Cambodia on May 20 is observing the National Day of Remembrance, dedicated to the people who were murdered or lost their lives during the Khmer Rouge genocidal regime that lasted from April 17, 1975 to January 6, 1979.



  • Prime Minister observes fourth National Day of Remembrance

    Fri, 21 May 2021 | 09:20

    Prime Minister Hun Sen called on people to join together in maintaining peace in order to prevent genocide from reoccurring as part of his message on this year’s National Day of Remembrance.

  • ECCC judges deny request to move forward with Muth trial

    Fri, 21 May 2021 | 09:04

    The co-investigating judges at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) on May 20 jointly denied the request of the international co-prosecutor to forward the case file of former Khmer Rouge naval commander Meas Muth to the trial chamber

  • VICE Asia removes article with altered S21 photos, issues apology

    Mon, 19 Apr 2021 | 04:48

    VICE Asia has removed an article featuring Irish photographer Matt Loughrey from its website and issued a letter of apology to the families of the victims of the Khmer Rouge and to the Cambodian people.

  • Culture ministry: Take Tuol Sleng photos down, or else

    Sun, 11 Apr 2021 | 06:47

    The Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts has told Irish photographer Matt Loughrey to take down the photos of Khmer Rouge victims at Tuol Sleng Genocidal Museum which he allegedly colourised and altered to show them smiling.

  • Tuol Sleng documents preserved digitally

    Mon, 1 Feb 2021 | 10:56

    Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum has launched a digital database to access the largest archive of the Khmer Rouge regime’s prison system records. The general public will be able to access the digital database and website in addition to the victims’ family members and researchers.

  • Khmer Rouge’s Ao An dies

    Sun, 8 Nov 2020 | 09:35

    Ao An, a former senior Khmer Rouge official and suspect in Case 004/2 of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC), died at the age of 87 in Battambang province, according to ECCC spokesperson Neth Pheaktra.

  • Tuol Sleng gets UNESCO award for preservation of historical archives

    Sun, 6 Sep 2020 | 09:35

    UNESCO granted the Tuol Sleng Genocidal Museum with the Jikji Memory of the World award on Friday for its preservation of historical documents and photo archives.

  • Teacher-turned-torturer Duch passes away at 78

    Wed, 2 Sep 2020 | 10:42

    Kaing Guek Eav alias Duch, the former chief of the Khmer Rouge S-21 Tuol Sleng security centre, died of chronic bronchitis at the Khmer-Soviet Friendship Hospital in Phnom Penh just after midnight on Wednesday.

  • Municipal hall unveils statue commemorating Khmer Rouge victims

    Wed, 2 Sep 2020 | 09:57

    The Phnom Penh Municipal Hall formally inaugurated a statue of a woman cradling her child in her arms at the Choeung Ek Genocidal Centre on Tuesday to show the bitter history of the Khmer Rouge regime.

  • S-21 torturer Duch dies at 78

    Wed, 2 Sep 2020 | 10:30

    Kaing Guek Eav alias Duch, the former chief of the Khmer Rouge S-21 security centre, better known as Tuol Sleng prison, died today just after midnight at the Khmer Soviet Friendship Hospital.