The Senate of the Cambodian Parliament on June 14 passed the Law on Denial of Crimes Committed during the Khmer Rouge regime (1975-1979).

The law will be applicable widely among Cambodians regardless of their origins, ethnics, religions, belief or political tendency. However, it will not be applied to violations happened before it is stipulated.

Earlier, Kem Sokha, acting head of the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) has caused a strong protest against him by refusing the Khmer Rouge’s crimes in Toul Sleng prison.

On June 9, about 10,000 Cambodians, who survived Khmer Rouge genocide, gathered in the Democracy Square in Phnom Penh in a protest against Kem Sokha.

Protesters strongly condemned of Kem Sokha’s historical distorted words, saying these seriously offended the souls of three million people who were killed by the Khmer Rouge during 1975-79, including about 20,000 prisoners in the famous notorious Khmer Rouge-run Tuol Sleng prison.-VNA