Happy Makara 7? A mixed bag
Today Cambodia celebrates the 41th anniversary of its “Victory Day” over the Khmer Rouge regime, which was overthrown in 1979 by the Vietnamese army, accompanied by a number of Khmer Rouge defectors. January 7, 1979 was a historic day that marked the end of a regime that killed an estimated 1.7 million Cambodians. The question is whether you remember it for the defeat of the KR or for the invasion of Cambodia by Vietnam.