Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Cambodian PM says war left over 90,000 disabled people

PHNOM PENH, June 21 (Xinhua) -- Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Monday that the civil war that lasted for more than two decades had left over 90,000 disabled people and about 300,000 children who are under their dependence.
Delivering a speech at the marking of the third anniversary of the Cambodian Veteran Day, Hun Sen said that his government has to help these people for their daily survival.
He said that in his name as president of Cambodian Veterans Association (CVA), he along with his wife and other generous people have built nearly 400 homes for the disabled veterans.
Hun Sen said the civil war in Cambodia was a result of the coup staged against then Prince Norodom Sihanouk in 1970.
While talking about the individual difficulties, Hun Sen said CVA has been well cooperated with friends around the world and in particular in the regional cooperation.
He said that CVA was admitted as a full member of the ASEAN Alliance for Veterans on April 26, 2010.
In his speech, Hun Sen highly valued veterans who had sacrificed a lot for the nation. 
Editor: Deng Shasha

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