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Khmer Rouge textbook for the mass

In an ongoing effort to provide Cambopedia readers some interesting stories everyday, today’s pick is: A new history by Steve Finch and Yos Katank, as appeared in the Southeast Globe magazine.

Cambodians have mostly heard about Khmer Rouge atrocities from each other. Now schools are addressing the tragedy.

Khieu Maly was sitting quietly, ashen-faced during his Khmer Rouge history lesson in 2003, says Song Malet, her grade nine teacher. When younger brother Khieu Vordeth took the same class a year later, his behaviour was little different. He was the last of three children by former Khmer Rouge head of state Khieu Samphan to go through the Cambodian high school system.

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