Selected Comments at the Opening of the Inter-religion Symposium

It is indeed a grateful experience for our Buddhist students to learn from other countries through representatives from Australia, New Zealand, the Philippines and Indonesia. As I said in my prepared text that religions in Cambodia had died in the genocide regime between 1975 and 1979. Though the root of religion has been a long one in history but in Cambodia they all just revived the same time. If Polpotists were just narrow minded nationalists they would have abolished other religions but not Buddhism. But they abolished all and that is their crime against humanity that they have to be accountable for while undergoing trial in the court.