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Khmer Rouge documents to be preserved

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Officials show some documents at the launching ceremony. KT/Chor Sokunthea

The Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts on Monday launched the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum Archives Preservation and Digitization Project, which is aimed at maintaining and preserving documents from the Khmer Rouge regime and helping researchers from Cambodia and around the world.

The Archives Preservation and Digitization Project has been supported with funds from Unesco and Koica to help officials maintain and preserve the old documents and convert them into a database computer.

The documents will be converted onto a database in computers in section such as the confessions of victims, biographies, photos, films, magazines, revolutionary flags and daily notebooks.

“It is important that documents from the Pol Pot regime be there for the next generation to study and research and to prevent this cruel regime from happening again,” said Chuch Phoeun, a secretary of state at the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts.

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