National Assembly President Samdech Akka Moha Ponhea Chakrei Heng Samrin has praised the “collective strength” of Cambodians in forming the Kampuchean United Front for National Salvation 42 years ago.
Samdech Heng Samrin — along with Prime Minister Samdech Akak Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen and late Senate President Samdech Akka Moha Thamma Pothisa Chea Sim — founded the front in Snoul in Kratie province on Dec. 2, 1978.
“The December 2 Front represented the collective strength of compatriots and lovers of the nation regardless of political tendencies,” he said on his Facebook page on Tuesday.
In addition to Samdech Hun Sen and Samdech Chea Sim, the National Assembly President noted the roles played by “other Cambodian leaders and our beloved compatriots who helped liberate the country from the genocidal regime of Pol Pot on January 7, 1979.
“Without December 2 and January 7, we would not have everything as we do today,” Samdech Heng Samrin said.
“I therefore urge all Cambodians from all walks of life to protect and maintain the peace for which we fought so hard and for the achievements we have accomplished so far to remain and be further enhanced in the years to come.”
Source: Agency Kampuchea Press