This photograph provided a view of bas-relief on the 117-metre-long engraved base of the Win-Win Monument. It depicts the defection of Khmer Rouge soldiers to the Cambodian government. The soldiers are represented donning the uniform of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces and sitting in rows in ceremonies organised by government officials.
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, Khmer Rouge, monument, soldier