This is the book I think our PM Hun Sen and the cohorts of his CPP party would love to ban. The title of the book is “Angkar Chea Norna ? “ Who is Angkar ?” The book reveals who’s who behind the organization which led to the destruction of our Cambodia. On the cover of the book has 6 headshot pictures: Ho Chi Minh , Sen Gnoc Minh, Tou Samuth, Salot Sar (Pol Pot), Chea Sim, and Hun Sen. The book is written in 1994 by Kim Thi Uy, nickname “Yey Tieng” (Grandma Tieng).
I just started to read the first couple of pages and now I am hooked. It’s extremely interesting to me. Now at page 17 where it’s describing the expansionist Yuon of Tonkin killed and completely annihilated the entire Cham race. The Chams kingdom of Champa was wiped out from world map by Vietnamese in year 1696 AD. Yuon then changed the name Champa to Annam and continued to expand southward. Our Khmer provinces were falling one by one and eventually our entire Kampuchea Krom region was swallowed up by the Vietnamese in year 1840 AD.
I highly recommend this well researched book. It came in 3 volumes. You can easily find “Angkar Chea Norna ?”at booksellers everywhere throughout of our country.
Thank you, Kim Thi Uy (Yey Tieng) for putting the pieces of our history together for the young Khmer generation like me to read. Through this book, I’m even more aware the intention of our neighbour Vietnam was, still is , and always up to no good.
(Poem is taken from introduction of the book. Click on the content for enlargement)