Cambodia: A Khmer Rouge reference repository opens in Takeo

(27 Jul 2020) A Khmer Rouge Research Office and Library opened in Takeo Province on Monday to promote research and raise awareness about the Democratic Kampuchea regime.

The project was officially inaugurated on the campus of the Takeo Regional Teacher Training Centre by its backers, the Documentation Centre of Cambodia (DC-Cam) and the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport with support from the UN Development Programme (UNDP).

DC-Cam said in a press release that the centre welcomes researchers and the public, as well as documents related to the Khmer Rouge regime. The focus is on Takeo, which is part of the Southwest Zone in the Democratic Kampuchea regime.

Pheng Pong Rasy, the director of the Prey Veng Documentation Centre and Genocide Research and Education in Cambodia, told The Post that more than one million documents, including paper, photographs, film, audiotapes and actual documents (grave documents) will be kept in the Khmer Rouge Research Office and Library in Takeo.

More details can be found here.