Cambodian-Americans gathered at their embassy in Washington on Wednesday to pay their respects to those who died on Diamond bridge.
The 2011 budget that the Cambodian National Assembly recently passed totaled to $2.4 billion.
People were pressed from all sides on the bridge, three survivors of the tragedy, which claimed 347 lives, told “Hello VOA” on Thursday.
By Friday evening, Bayon TV had raised more than $1.08 million and CTN had brought in more than $500,000.
With the official figure at 347 dead, opposition lawmaker, Mu Sochua said the cause of the disaster must be uncovered and dealt with.
Chams suffered greatly under the Khmer Rouge, and their plight in part makes up the charges of genocide against the four leaders.
For some, the bridge had become an icon of fear to be avoided.
The observer dismisses the transferring of cases to local courts as a plausible solution to the court's financial problems.
Phnom Penh authorities will build a memorial on Diamond Island for the dead.
Officials say at least 378 people were killed during a crowd stampede on a bridge near Diamond Island, following the Water Festival.
Last Friday, the city honored 19 different immigrant nations with a flag ceremony and the naturalization of 20 people.
As many as 200,000 people were forced into marriage under the Khmer Rouge, which sought a communist agrarian utopia.