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
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
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."