During the time the Khmer Rouge was in power, from April 17, 1975, to Jan. 7, 1979, more than 1.7 million Cambodians perished. The Khmer Rouge especially targeted intellectuals and artists for execution, as they sought to create an agrarian ideal. In an exclusive interview with VOA Khmer's Poch Reas
Part Five: The Death of Throes of Diplomacy - Dean left Cambodia for Bangkok feeling “terrible sadness,” convinced that Americans “didn’t live up to our responsibilities and our promises.” No negotiations ever took place.
April 17 will mark the 40-year anniversary of the Khmer Rouge takeover of Phnom Penh. Among the throngs of people forced to evacuate the city was VOA Khmer’s Poch Reasey, who recently traveled back to the capital and the house where he grew up, to prepare this video report.