AFP - Cambodian students read textbooks about the hardline Khmer Rouge regime at the Hun Sen Ang Snuol high school in Kandal province, west of Phnom Penh. It plunged their country into a communist "Year Zero" in the late 1970s and killed about a third of the population, but most young Cambodians shrug when asked about the Khmer Rouge.
AFP - Cambodian students read textbooks about the hardline Khmer Rouge regime at the Hun Sen Ang Snuol high school in Kandal province, west of Phnom Penh. It plunged their country into a communist "Year Zero" in the late 1970s and killed about a third of the population, but most young Cambodians shrug when asked about the Khmer Rouge.

Great news from the Kingdom of Cambodia!  Students are now going to learn about the Khmer Rouge Regime that devastated the country 30 years ago.  History books have never included that extremely dark chapter in Cambodia’s history even though the country is dealing with the afteraffects of Pol Pot, his extreme policies, and the thousands upon thousands of individuals who lost their lives during his reign of terror.

I am hopeful.

For the new generation.  They are a generation marked by the nightmares of their parents, by human trafficking, by incredible development and change, and hopefully now – a way to make sure the past never happens again.

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