Phnom Penh (FN), Dec. 10 - Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, on Monday, joined the celebration of the 70th anniversary of International Human Rights Day "10 December" (10 December 1948-10 December 2018).
Prime Minister recalled that the rights of all Cambodian people were completely abolished during the Pol Pot Genocidal Regime.
“During Pol Pot's regime (1975-1979), people did not have even rights to freedom, to living, to food, to medical treatment, to faith, to education, to choose the representative, to expression, to marriage and to work. Pol Pot eliminated all kinds of rights and forced all the old and the young, men and women to overwork without medical care; and killed more than three million in just three years, eight months and twenty days,” Cambodian premier wrote on Facebook Monday.
He continued that, “Following the overthrown of Pol Pot on 7 January 1979, Cambodian people gained absolute rights to freedom ever since. Rights to freedom allows people to live, work, believe, and choose the leaders they favor, and that it also allows the kingdom to prosper.”