Phnom Penh (FN), Apr. 20 – Cambodian prime minister Hun Sen said that 48 years ago, Cambodian citizens were forced by the Khmer Rouge to leave Phnom Penh, and yet 48 years later, people are living peacefully.

The premier spoke at an inauguration of the Maternity Building of the National Children Hospital, held on Thursday morning (Apr 20) at the hospital.

"48 years ago, we were forced by Khmer Rouge to leave Phnom Penh. Many people died along the way and others were separated from their spouses and children. However, 48 years later, we are living peacefully," the premier underscored.

Samdech also thanked the efforts of local authorities, police officers, armed forces, and other stakeholders for offering health care, security, safety, and public order for citizens nationwide.