PM Hun Sen Recalls Freedom in the Country Restored on January 7, 1979

(Phnom Penh): Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen wrote on his Facebook page today to convey his congratulation on the 71st anniversary of the International Human Rights Day “December 10”.

On his Facebook page this afternoon, the Prime Minister wrote: “Today marks the 71st anniversary of the International Human Rights day (December 10, 1948-2019). During the Pol Pot regime (1975-1979), people possessed no rights, even right to life, right to food, right to health care, right to education, right to vote, freedom of religion, freedom of expression and so on.”

“The Pol Pot genocidal regime seized all kinds of freedom and forced both young and old, and male and female citizens to work until they died from exhaustion and left over 3 million deaths in the period of 3 years, 8 months and 20 days.”

He added that Cambodia’s present-day freedom was restored following the overthrow of the Pol Pot regime on January 7, 1979. At present, people have freedom of religion, and the right to vote for the leaders they desire and such freedom continues to push Cambodia to advance day by day.

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