Search form

Login - Register | FOLLOW US ON

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Remains of soldiers repatriated

Remains of soldiers repatriated

Preah Vihear provincial authorities held a ceremony yesterday to hand over the remains of 37 Vietnamese troops killed during fighting with the Khmer Rouge.

Provincial police chief Sy Kiry told the Post that more than 60 Vietnamese delegates, led by Gia Lai provincial governor Pham The Dung, were present at the ceremony to collect the soldiers’ remains.

The Vietnamese delegation also granted $50,000 to provincial authorities to construct a remembrance stupa from the two governments, and to build a small genocide museum, he added.

“We expected to find the remains of 32 troops in 2012-13, but we found the remains of 37,” he said, adding that the remains of a total 445 troops had been found since the searches began in 2005.

According to Kiry, the ceremony was the ninth held to hand back remains to Vietnamese authorities, with a new mission to find more remains to be launched next year.

0

Comments

Please, login or register to post a comment

Latest Video

Khmer New Year games: it’s never too late to try them out

Even though games such as “Fight for the leaf” or “Hide the towel” are traditionally played during the Khmer New Year holidays

Khmer New Year getaway: Ghost Island

One of 23 islands in the sea of Koh Kong, Koh Kmoch (Ghost Island) has a wealth of corals and other sealife visible through its crystal clear water.

ACLEDA’s boss on how tech is changing financial services

In today’s world of fast-changing technology, Cambodia is seeing increasing innovation in financial services.