Government officials and workers who attended a public forum on labor issues Wednesday in Sihanoukville received a surprise item in their packet of meeting information—a copy of “Find The Truth,” the magazine produced by the Documentation Center of Cambodia.
The center has been publishing the magazine for one year and prints 4,000 to 6,000 copies each month, many of them for free. It costs about $1.80 on newsstands.
Articles in the magazine draw on thousands of biographies, confessions and reports amassed by the Documentation Center. A typical story points out that Khmer Rouge leaders who allegedly ordered the destruction of temples and pagodas when they were in power can today sometimes be seen visiting religious buildings.
Seang Huy, who organized Wednesday’s forum for the Center for Social Development, says her group has distributed approximately 1,000 copies of the magazine in the past year at 13 public forums around the country.
“The magazine has information that everyone should read,” she said, adding that her organization would distribute any publication that “may improve democracy in Cambodia.”