January 7
A photo taken in Takhmao on the second week of January, 1979, by the Vietnamese military press. (Documentation Center of Cambodia)

No Hun Sen, No Commemorations as Muted Jan 7 Evokes Shift in Tone

The CPP has long heralded “Victory Over Genocide Day” as the second birthday of the country after the dark rule of the Khmer Rouge. But the lack of a public event on a day also branded as pro-Vietnamese hints at changing politics in addition to Covid-19 precautions.