ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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PHNOM PENH-Two Cambodias

PHNOM PENH Two Cambodias? T J S George THERE is a noble boulevard in this city which is already named March 18, after the day Norodom Sihanouk was toppled. There is no street yet named April 30, the day American troops inarched into Cambodia. Howevei, every street in this capital is a memorial to the war that has finally caught up with Cambodia and its gentle people. Every other man wears a uniform. Even working girls go to their offices in military greens because after half a day's work they must attend army drills. Armed soldiers stand guard behind sandbags in front of every public building. Vehicles are stopped in mid- road to be checked for Vietcong infiltrators. Cartoons against Sihanouk 'dog' and posters against the Victcong Virus' are pinned on every wall and every tree in the city. And fear and rumours fill the air.

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