“Marching towards National Salvation” Widely Screened

As the day to commemorate the victory over the Khmer Rouge (Jan. 7) is nearing, a documentary of struggling, sacrifice and bravery leading to the collapse of the genocidal regime has been screened not only to remind the most bitter piece of Cambodian history, but to underline how indispensable peace is.

The beginning episode of documentary film entitled Marching towards National Salvation was aired yesterday's night for the first round by all state-run and private televisions in Cambodia.

The film revealed how a life-and-death decision was made by Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen � who was then a 25-year-old soldier � and his four comrades that brings about Cambodia today.

It was his decision to flee to neighbouring Vietnam to seek for help, which was the most risky part of his dangerous journey commencing June 20, 1977 to save dying Cambodians.

The documentary also included interviews with Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen � who choked back tears when recalling the bitter past, Cambodia's first lady Samdech Kittiprittbandit Bun Rany Hun Sen, and his four joiners.

Thanks to the courageous sacrifice of the country's heroes, Cambodia with the support from Vietnam successfully unseated the Khmer Rouge on Jan. 7, 1979.

Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen's leadership for almost four decades from nothing continues to boost endless development of the country.

With secured economic growth of about 7 percent for years, Cambodia has shifted from a poor to lower middle income country, and is committed to become a higher middle income economy by 2030 and a developed nation by 2050.

Marching towards National Salvation is also becoming viral on social media, particularly Facebook.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press