The Education Ministry has approved two slogans concerning the importance of Khmer Rouge history lessons that are set to be displayed in high schools nationwide, officials said Monday. According to an unofficial translation, the slogans, which were suggested by the Documentation Centre of Cambodia (DC-Cam) and amended by the Education Ministry, read: “To study life in the Khmer Rouge period is to learn about reconciling and educating children to be tolerant and forgive each other,” and,“To learn about the history of Democratic Kampuchea means to learn to prevent other genocidal regimes from happening”. Ton Sa Im, an undersecretary of state and head of Khmer Rouge studies at the Education Ministry, said the slogans would be posted in schools to ‘‘remind all people to know and remember our history”. DC-Cam director Youk Chhang said the ministry approved the phrases on Thursday, and that he expects them to appear in schools early next year.
KR Education: KR history slogans to be in schools