A ceremony to lay the first stone of the latest memorial stupa for the victims of
the deadly March 30, 1997 grenade attack was held yesterday, August 3.
It is the sixth stupa to be built by the Sam Rainsy Party (SRP) to honor 16 people
killed at the 1997 demonstration outside the National Assembly. No one has been arrested
for the killings.
The first stupa was erected on the footpath across the street from the National Assembly
on March 29 this year. It and four subsequent stupas were destroyed by Phnom Penh
This time the SRP has the city's okay to build a stupa in the park 50 meters from
where the demonstrators died.