Mobile Work Unit, Where I worked

1st January Dam

By Ty Kanha

Seak Chanthy and her family left Phnom Penh on foot for Kampong Thom province after Khmer Rouge soldiers took control of the country in 1975. Like many other Cambodians, she was forced to work in the countryside to support the regime’s ambitions to turn Cambodia to an agrarian society. Due to extreme hard work, Seak fell terribly sick. While her whole family was killed, Seak’s illness turneds out to have saved her life. Seak recalls the story.

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