Everything the Khmer Rouge Does is Right
University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida.
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Up to that point, only from where—the first evacuation, but after that I haven’t—I haven’t see in my eye, but I know that people is disappear. It was hush-hush. We pretend as if we don’t care. We have to pretend that we do not want to know what Angka do. What Angka do is—it’s everything they do is right, and we have to support them, we have to act as if we—they don’t want us to know and we don’t want to know, and that’s—
For fear, yes. Because, if there’s a tiny little thing aroused that we would say, “Okay, where’s my neighbor family?” then we would be disappeared. So why would we do that? And everybody was—I would say the first six months they start to take all the educated people away, the famous people away. Even later on, we find out that all, even the movie star was being executed the first six months. They tell us that those people are going to reeducation camp, that they have to purify their thinking, their brain, the way they live, the way they used to live, and that they will come back. But they never did. They never did.