This is what the war has done to me. Now I want to destroy because of it. There is such hate and rage inside of me now. The Angkar (Khmer Rouge government) has taught me to hate so deeply that I know I have the power to destroy and kill,
I thought the world really hated me. I spent four hours a day being taught that people wanted me dead.
I've watched them grow up and study Russian history and American history, ... and they didn't know any Cambodian history. They didn't understand us. They're not going to get the story anywhere else and I just wanted them to know.
Maya put it out there, ... She said 'I am not going to be ashamed of somebody else's act of violence.' The soldiers should be ashamed, not me.
The story was always there and it wouldn't go away. My memory was never silent.
They are having a hard time surviving the peace after they survived the war,
In America there's a saying that children should be seen and not heard, ... In Cambodia, children should not be seen nor heard because you would not survive.