The photograph shows a view of bas-relief on the 117-metre-long engraved base of the Win-Win Monument. It depicts the takeover of Phnom Penh in January 1979 by troops from the Kampuchea United Front for National Salvation (FUNSK) and Vietnamese forces. One sees soldiers with a flag of Cambodia passing the Royal Palace.
The Win-Win Monument complex – photographed here in January 2020 – was inaugurated in December 2018 to mark the twentieth anniversary of the end of the post-Democratic Kampuchea civil war, with the final defection of the remaining Khmer Rouge factions, thanks to the DIFID policy (“Divide, Isolate, Finish, Integrate, Develop”) also known as the “Win Win” policy of Prime Minister Hun Sen.
- January 2020
- Win-Win Monument
- Spatial Politics of Identity in Cambodia
- Cambodia, flag, Khmer Rouge, palace, Vietnam