Samdech Akka Moha Ponhea Chakrei Heng Samrin, President of the National Assembly and Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, who were the key figures in the establishment of the national liberation movement against the genocide regime of Khmer Rouge, have given their remarks on the historical movement.
“This Dec. 2, 2021 is the 43rd anniversary of the establishment of the movement to liberate the nation and the Cambodian people from the genocide regime,” they wrote in two separate Facebook messages this morning.
The Kampuchean United Front for National Salvation (KUFNS) was established on Dec. 2, 1978 and issued the 11-point Statement at Snuol Liberation Area in Snuol district, Kratie province, they recalled.
The KUFNS was formed by the great unity of the people, both inside and outside the country, including Samdech Akka Moha Ponhea Chakrei Heng Samrin, late Senate President Samdech Akka Moha Thamma Pothisal Chea Sim, and Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen with many other patriots to successfully topple the Khmer Rouge genocidal regime on Jan. 7, 1979.
The KUFNS was now renamed the “Solidarity Front for the Development of Cambodian Motherland”, a leading mass organisation of the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP), they added.
“In response to the Front’s call, Cambodian people everywhere stood up and united as a national unity force, with the great support from the Vietnamese Volunteer Army and near and far friends around the world to overthrow the Democratic Kampuchea (Khmer Rouge regime) until the glorious victory on Jan. 7, 1979,” they said.
The great victory of Jan. 7, 1979 ended the darkest period in Cambodian history, and opened a new era, in which Cambodian people regained their rights, freedoms and opportunities to rebuild their homeland, they continued.
“Every citizen clearly understands that without the establishment of the Dec. 2 Front (KUFNS) and the Jan. 7 Victory, there would be nothing like today. This is the truth of history,” Samdech Heng Samrin and Samdech Techo Hun Sen underlined.
Source: Agency Kampuchea Press