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Roving Reporter

How do you feel on January 7, Cambodian National Day?

 

Svay Ning, Veteran

"We feel happy about 7 January because it's the day our government liberated

us from the Pol Potists. It's the birthday of Cambodia."

Ream Thida, Student

"I'm very happy for the celebration of 7 January. This is the time for our government

to celebrate the 14th anniversary of the Cambodian people getting victory over the

Pol Potists."

Sreng Cheyrath, Policeman

"We are very happy-it is the birthday of the our nation-the 14th anniversary

of the rebirth of the Cambodian people. I survived and had the opportunity to become

a policeman."

Top Chanda, SOC Administrator

"This is the day for Cambodia to remember the past and how we survived the Pol

Pot regime. We are afraid and don't want it to happen again in Cambodia because we

hate war so much."

Pouk Ten, Cyclo driver

"Well, this is not such a big celebration today but I welcome it anyway. Because

of the government's liberation, the people are still alive-I myself survived and

am now a cyclo driver."

FUNCINPEC member, (Asked that name and photo not be used)

"I know this is their right to celebrate their national day-let them fulfill

their duty. But we aren't taking the day off-it doesn't mean much to us."

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