Lon Rith, the eldest son of Lon Nol, is in an open interview with Khmer Times.
Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday said that it was Khmer Republic President Marshal Lon Nol and his allies that ousted Prince Norodom Sihanouk in 1970.
Prime Minister Hun Sen on Thursday said that the coup in 1970 that resulted in the removal of Prince Norodom Sihanouk as head of state was orchestrated by Marshal Lon Nol with a foreign country’s support.
Lon Rith said his father did not commit a coup d’état in 1970 that resulted in the removal of Prince Norodom Sihanouk.
Today is the 49th anniversary of the overthrow of Prince Norodom Sihanouk’s rule that paved the way for Marshal Lon Nol’s Khmer Republic.
Historical negationism or denialism is an illegitimate distortion of the historical record which the US Embassy in Phnom Penh has resorted to when it publicly stated in social media that Washington was not involved in the March 18, 1970 coup led by Lon Nol, argues Thomas Fowler.
The embassies of China and the United States have traded barbs over who was behind the coup led by marshal Lon Nol.
Written by Kim Pichpinun, “Sad Wedding Music” gives readers another aspect of the suffering of one person who had encountered two different miserable times during the time of Lon Nol and Pol Pot. Published by Khmer Writers Association in 1998, the book earned the 2nd prize of 7 January Literature Award in 1997.
PM blasts the US over its bombardment of Cambodia and demands the country pay debt incurred by the Lon Nol-era.
“To me, Cambodia does not look like a country that should be in arrears. Buildings coming up all over the city, foreign investment coming in, government revenue is rising rapidly.”