Day of anger to remember Khmer Rouge dead

A group of Cambodians offering prayers is reflected in the glass cover of a stupa at the Choeung Ek Genocidal Centre, on the outskirts of Phnom Penh. Cambodia marked its annual Anger Day yesterday to commemorate the victims of the Khmer Rouge regime
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A group of Cambodians offering prayers is reflected in the glass cover of a stupa at the Choeung Ek Genocidal Centre, on the outskirts of Phnom Penh. Cambodia marked its annual Anger Day yesterday to commemorate the victims of the Khmer Rouge regime from 1975 to 1979, during which an estimated two million died from starvation and forced labour or were killed in state executions.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 21, 2016, with the headline 'Day of anger to remember Khmer Rouge dead'. Print Edition | Subscribe