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Up and over: Victory over Genocide Day events continue

Soldiers make their way across an obstacle course on Phnom Penh’s Koh Pich on Saturday.
Soldiers make their way across an obstacle course on Phnom Penh’s Koh Pich on Saturday. Sreng Meng Srun

Up and over: Victory over Genocide Day events continue

Members of the armed forces navigate an obstacle course at an exhibition on Phnom Penh’s Koh Pich on Saturday. The exhibition was held to commemorate January 7’s ‘Victory over Genocide Day’, which marks the anniversary of the fall of the Khmer Rouge in 1979.

Both Prime Minister Hun Sen and his son, high-ranking military official Hun Manet, used the anniversary to discuss the dangers of ‘colour revolution’, allegations of which saw the government dissolve the country’s only viable opposition party in November.