1975 Chronology Of Cambodia History
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Jan. 11, 1975
US steps up airlift to Phnom Penh in light of increased insurgent attacks on the Mekong River town of Neak Luong.
Jan. 14, 1975
Republic and the US exchanged notes
amending the Agreement of Aug. 10, 1974 relating to the sale of agricultural
Jan. 23, 1975
heavy enemy fire, two ammunition barges reach the blockaded Phnom Penh from
Feb. 2, 1975
Heavy Khmer Rouge attacks in and around Phnom Penh, killing 18.
Feb. 5, 1975
Feb. 6, 1975
US Members of Congress for Peace through law wrote a letter to Pres. Gerald R. Ford concerning the extent and direction of the continuing US involvement in Indochina……….Ambassador John Dean’s cable to the Department of State concerning the Cambodia settlement……… Eighteen schoolchildren are among 22 person killed when a rebel rocket strikes a school in downtown Phnom Penh.
Feb. 12, 1975
US doubles its arm and ammunitions airlift from Thailand to Phnom Penh because of an intensified rebel blockade of the Mekong.
US airlift from Thailand to Phnom Penh is expanded with the use of C-130 cargo planes carrying 270 tones of ammunition.
Feb. 17, 1975
FANK retreat after failing to break the Khmer Rouge hold
on several Mekong river points outside of Phnom Penh.
Feb. 23, 1975
US Secretary of Defense Schlesinger, in an interview with ABC television program ‘Issues and Answers’, warned that Cambodia would fall without the assistance, and that the fall of Cambodia would be a US foreign policy disaster.
Feb. 24, 1975
Brig. Gen. Hem Pao is killed in a rebel ambush 24 miles east of Phnom
Penh……….An eight-members of US congressional fact-finding team visited South
Vietnam and Cambodia at the request of Pres. Ford in order to assess his
request of $522 million of supplemental economic and military aid for the two
Feb. 28, 1975
Khmer Rouge overrun Toul Leap, 12 miles west of Phnom Penh and Prek Luong, less than five miles from the center of the city.
March 3, 1975
Rouge shell Phnom Penh, killing 19 and wounding 25………..The congressional
fact-finding delegation, which just returned from a weeklong assessment trip
to South Vietnam and Cambodia, recommended congressional approval of $75
million in emergency economic assistance to Cambodia and a still undetermined
amount for medical aid. The
delegation, however, were divided on the granting of military assistance to
Cambodia, with the majority endorsing a 75-days emergency supply of arm and
ammunition to Phnom Penh.
March 6, 1975
FANK evacuate a beachhead 10 miles south of Neak Loung, their last position on the Mekong river, running between Phnom Penh and South Vietnamese border.
March 10, 1975
US Senate passes a resolution S.RES.94 relating to food assistance for Cambodia.
March 11, 1975
Pres. Lon Nol orders PM Long Boret to form a new cabinet
and eliminates the post commander-in-chief of the armed forces.
March 15, 1975
FANK recapture Tuol Leap, five miles from Pochentong airport.
March 17, 1975
US Embassy staff begins the evacuation of international relief personnel from Phnom Penh……….Nearly the entire French Embassy staff leave Phnom Penh for Bangkok.
March 19, 1975
University students in Phnom Penh demonstrate against further US military assistance and call on the Lon Nol govt. to resign.
March 23, 1975
US indefinitely suspends its airlift of supplies to Phnom Penh after Khmer Rouge shelled the airport.
March 28, 1975
US National Security Council
met to discuss the Middle East and Southeast Asia. [Minute
of the meeting]
April 7, 1975
Khmer Rouge overrun FANK outposts four miles north of
April 9, 1975
US National Security Council meeting concerning
of the meeting]
April 22, 1975
Deputy PM Khieu Samphan declares Cambodia's neutrality and nonalignment.
April 23, 1975
Thailand reinforces its border with Cambodia to stem the tide of refugees and weapons into the country.
April 25, 1975
GRUNK announces that it will designate Prince Sihanouk as Chief of State for life.
April 29, 1975
French govt. reported that all foreigners, who had taken refuge in its embassy in Phnom Penh after the fall of the capital, had been ordered expelled. There was a shortage of food, water and medical supplies at the embassy and many were ill. Paris had insisted that a plane it held in Vientiane, Laos, for evacuation of the sick be allowed to land in Phnom Penh. The Khmer Rouge ignored the request despite a French govt. protest sent to Prince Sihanouk, Chief of State, who still remained in Beijing.
April 30, 1975
May 1, 1975
Chau Seng, Prince Sihanouk’s
Paris representative, accused France of harboring hundred of ‘war criminals’
including former Premier Siri Matak at its embassy in Phnom Penh. In response, the French Foreign Ministry said
that no Cambodians remained in its embassy when radio contact was broken the
May 5, 1975
US State Dept. spokesman said it was believed the Phnom Penh’s entire two million residents had been forcibly moved out and that at least two other cities, Kompong Chhang and Siem Reap, were virtually emptied. The Dept. also said it had “reliable information” that “orders were issued by the Khmer Rouge to their out lying commanders to kill top political and military leaders around the country” who had served in the previous govt..
May 6, 1975
The second group of French
Embassy occupants left Phnom Penh in a convoy of 28 trucks, carrying about
550 people, including 230 French citizens and some 220 Pakistanis.
Mayaguez incident. Khmer Rough captured US freighter Mayaguez on May 12 in the Gulf of Thailand with 39 crewmen. US Marines launched a rescue operation May 14 with planes from aircraft carriers sinking three Khmer Rouge gunboats. Three US helicopters were lost when Marines landed on Tang Island and came under heavy small-arms fire from a small group of Khmer Rouge stationed on the island. | Chronology of the event | Khmer Rouge communiqué | Pres. Ford's letter to US Congress | ……… Japanese Foreign Ministry issued a statement in support of US military action to rescue the Mayaguez as "a just action for the rescue of Americans from piracy." Opposition political parties and newspapers, however, are critical of the US action………. US National Security meeting concerning the seizure of Mayaguez. | May 12 minute of the meeting | May 13 minute (in the morning) | May 13 minute (in the evening) | May 14 minute | May 15 minute |………. US House of Representatives, on May 14, 1975, passed a resolution H.RES.462 considering bill H.R.6894 making appropriations for special assistance to refugees from Cambodia and Vietnam for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1975………. Japanese Dep. Foreign Minister Fumihiko Togo, in a statement on May 15 regarding to the Mayaguez incident, said the US operation was ‘a just action for the rescue of Americans from piracy.’ Opposition political parties and medias, however, were critical of the US action………… Great Britain reacted favorably to the US operation, but some officials had privately expressed disquiet over what they characterized as a precipitate use of force……….. The Soviet Union withheld comment on the incident, which was reported in the Soviet press on May 15 without criticism. Tass, the official press agency, however, noted complaints by a number of US senators about the US handling of the operation………. A West German Foreign Ministry official noted May 15 that Bonn had “a certain interest in seeing the American trend to dejection and discouragement in foreign affairs come to an end.”
May 16, 1975
May 19, 1975
Henry Kissinger sends Pres. Ford a memo concerning the debriefing of the Mayaguez captain and crew.
May 20, 1975
US Defense Dept. announces that a US-made Cambodian sub-chaser with its 40 crewmen turned itself over to Thai authorities.
May 23, 1975
James M Frey, Assistant Director for Legislative Reference in the Office of Management and Budget wrote a memo to Pres. Ford concerning House of Representative bill 6755 – Indochina Migration and Refugee Assistance Act of 1975.
June 11, 1975
US Rep. Harrington introduces H.RES.529
June 20, 1975
James T. Lynn’s memo to Pres. Ford
concerning a status reports on the Indochina Refugee Resettlement Program.
June 25, 1975
UPI reports that thousand of Cambodians may have died on the roads after they were forced to leave the cities for the countryside.
July 11, 1975
Julia V. Taft, Director of the Interagency Task Force for Indochina, sends memo to Pres. Ford concerning the Status Report on the Indochina Refugee Resettlement Program.
July 20, 1975
AP reports that during the past two months Khmer Rouge soldiers have shot nearly 300 persons attempting to flee Cambodia into Thailand.
July 21, 1975
Letter from Robert W. Straus, Governor of the State of Oregon, to Pres. Ford concerning the Indochina Migration and Refugee Assistance Act of 1975.
July 31, 1975
Letter from George Wallace,
Governor of the State of Alabama, to Pres. Ford concerning the Indochina
Migration and Refugee Assistance Act of 1975.
Sept. 13, 1975
Letter from Edwin
Edwards, Governor of the State of Louisiana, to Pres. Ford concerning the
Indochina refugee resettlement program.
Sept. 26, 1975
US State Dept. announces that US passports are no longer valid in South Vietnam and Cambodia unless approved by the secretary of state.
Oct. 12, 1975
Prince Sihanouk's aids in Peking confirm the killing of the Khmer Republic officials by the Khmer Rouge following their victory on April 17.
Oct. 17, 1975
Prince Sihanouk, in an interview in the Far East
Economic Review, states that he was "double-crossed" by the Khmer
Nov. 11, 1975
Dec. 16, 1975
US Rep. Matsunaga introduces H.RES.934
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Serious fighting erupts on Tral Island or Phu Quoc (according to a month report by Khmer Rouge soldier on Seh Island to Son Sen - Dep. PM and Defense Minister alias Brother 89 or Khieu). Plans, helicopters and cannons are used. Ships carried red flags with pictures of Angkor Wat temple and white flags are shot at by people on Tral Island. 
Jan. 5, 1976
Jan. 9, 1976
Khmer Rouge Standing Committee convened a meeting (attendees: comrade Secretary, comrade Deputy-Secretary, comrade Doeun, comrade Art, comrade Pheas and comrade Tuch) to discuss the party propaganda and educational plan for 1976 and the future. [Minute of the meeting in Cambodian page 1-9]
Jan. 19, 1976
The New York Times reports that the Khmer Rouge are
again forcibly transferring hundreds of thousands of people from the cities
to rural areas.
Khmer Rouge soldier reports to Son Sen that on the night of Jan. 22, the Vietnamese attacked their force. The Khmer Rouges who were one Kilometer from Pou Nhek mountain were ordered to withdraw by the Vietnamese, who claim that it is their land. 
Feb. 4, 1976
The Phnom Penh govt. announces that nationwide elections will be held March 20 for the newly established People's Representative Assembly.
Feb. 6, 1976
Khmer Rouge soldier seize Thai boat (s) and brought to Rung Island but later release.  ……… China sign secret military aid agreement with Cambodia.
Feb. 8, 1976
Khmer Rouge soldier reports to
Son Sen about the border problem with Vietnam and seeks the minister's
advise: " I'd like to report to Brother about the border problem in
which the Vietnamese established their base (s) in our territory: Our
soldiers met with Teu Dic who is in charge of the planting section. They camped along the Huch Stream in Pou
Trakk Village. The info that the
Region's soldier gave is that they move 1 Kilometer into our territory. We went to inspect all together. The Vietnamese did not recognize this
borderline. They said that our map is
not correct. Our Soldiers ordered
them to withdraw from that place completely by they did not withdraw…Does
Brother have any comment on the above issues?" 
Khmer Rouge Standing Committee
met (attendees: comrade Secretary, comrade Dep.-Secretary, comrade Van,
comrade Von, comrade Khieu, comrade Nuch, comrade Hem, comrade Doeun) to
discuss the country defense issues, including the Vietnamese's activities on
Cambodia eastern border, Chinese aid, delivery of ammunition from Vietnam,
and military hospital. [Minute of the meeting in Cambodian page 1 2 3 4] On the same day, the Committee, without
Nuch but replaced by comrade Thun and Tuch, also discussed the economic
Feb. 29, 1976
Commander Chhin sends report of border situation to Brother 89.
March 8, 1976
Report of the situation at the Cambodia-Vietnam border is sent to Son Sen.
March 11, 1976
With about 98 percent of eligible voters participating, Cambodians elect 250 members to a newly formed People's Representative Assembly.
Khieu Samphan becomes Prime Minister (04/04/76-05/13/76).
April 7, 1976
Prince Sihanouk and his cabinet resign; Khieu Samphan replaces Prince Sihanouk as Chief of State.
April 14, 1976
People's Representative Assembly approves the new government head by Khieu Samphan.
April 22, 1976
May 10, 1976
Brent Scowcroft, US National Security Adviser, sent a memo to Pres. Ford concerning a comprehensive report on ‘the life inside Cambodia’ prepared by the US Embassy in Bangkok.
May 13, 1976
Pol Pot becomes Prime Minister
Khmer Rouge Standing Committee met (attendees: comrade Secretary, comrade Deputy, comrade Khieu, comrade Hem, comrade Douen and comrade Tuch) to discuss defense issues, factory, and airport. [Minute in Cambodian page 1 2]
May 18, 1976
Vietnam Deputy FM Phan Nguyen
and delegation visited Cambodia.
May 30, 1976
Khmer Rouge Standing Committee met (attendees: comrade Secretary, comrade Deputy, comrade Von, comrade Khieu, comrade Hem and comrade Tuch) to discuss duties of the armed forces. [Minute in Cambodian page 1 2 3 4 5]
June 11, 1976
Telegram is sent to Brother 89 to report about the interception of a letter hat has " significant meaning". [Read more]
June 12, 1976
Son Sen is informed about an expected shipment of Chinese military equipment to Cambodia.
June 16, 1976
A working session was
convened, attending by comrade Secretary, comrade Deputy, comrade Hem,
comrade Phea, comrade Su, comrade Si and Social and Health administrators, to
discuss social and health issues.
Aug. 12, 1976
Khmer Rouge and Thai fishing fleet, protected by Thai navy, crash near Koh Kong for nearly 4 hours; one Thai fishing boat is captured. 
Aug. 24, 1976
Brother 89 is informed about the Chinese Embassy's request. [Read more]
Nov. 23, 1976
Thai govt. returns 26 Cambodian refugees to Cambodia, saying they are a threat to Thai national security.
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May 2, 1977
The New York Times reports harsh conditions plaguing
Cambodia, including crop failure, hunger, and disease. The Khmer Rouge's program to evacuate
cities has culminated in enforced collectivization of farms into village-wide
US Rep. Fish introduces H.R.7769
June 30, 1977
July 8, 1977
Former Prime Minister Son Ngoc Thanh died.
July 19, 1977
Heavy Cambodia-Thai border fighting leaves 17 Thais and
50 Cambodians dead.
July 26, 1977
A US State Dept. official, Richard Holbrooke, reports that an estimated 1.2 million Cambodians may have perished since the Khmer Rouge seized power in April 1975 and charges the Khmer Rouge with flagrant and systematic violations of human rights. He cites, among other offenses, their forcible relocation of urban populations and brutal treatment of political opponents.
July 28, 1977
A large Khmer Rouge force crossed into Thailand but withdrew after clashing with Thai police and military forces.
Aug. 3, 1977
Khmer Rouge soldiers kill 28 Thai civilians and one policeman in an attack on Ta Phraya district of Thailand.
Aug. 6, 1977
Thai PM Thanin Kraivichien confirms reports of Khmer Rouge attacks on Vietnam and Thailand, as well as raids on Laos.
Sept. 12, 1977
Exiled former Pres. Lon Nol says more than 2.5 million people have met violent deaths in Cambodia since the Khmer Rouge came to power.
Sept. 24, 1977
Khmer Rouge forces launch attacks against a number of Vietnamese villages.
Sept. 25, 1977
DK govt. announced for the first time that PM Pol Pot had been named to the additional post of secretary general of the Communist Party, apparently making him Cambodia’s top leader, and that he would lead a party and govt. delegation to China for official visit.
Sept. 27, 1977
US House of Representatives
passed a resolution H.RES.724
expressing concern over human rights violation in Cambodia.
Sept. 29, 1977
Pol Pot meets with PRC PM Hua
Guofen. Pol Pot tells the Chinese PM
that the Soviet, Vietnam and Cuba are cooperating to attack Cambodia. [Memo of
Oct. 19, 1977
Hanoi reports that over 60,000 Cambodian refugees have
been granted asylum in Vietnam over the past two year.
Dec. 25, 1977
1978 Chronology Of Cambodia History
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Jan. 16, 1978
Vietnam criticizes US national security adviser Zbigniew
Brzezinski's remark that Cambodian-Vietnamese fighting is a "proxy
war" between the Soviet and China.
Jan. 23, 1978
Phnom Penh is described as a ghost city by envoy from Denmark, Sweden and Finland after they return from a two-weeks visit to Cambodia.
Jan. 25, 1978
Hanoi radio reports that the Khmer Rouge have driven into the southwestern Vietnamese provincial capital of Ha Tien.
Feb. 2, 1978
Following four days of talks, Cambodia and Thailand announce that they will exchange ambassadors in a renewal of diplomatic relations.
Feb. 8, 1978
Cambodia rejects Vietnamese's truce offer.
Feb. 9, 1978
Hanoi accuses Cambodia of responding to its peace proposal by launching new incursions into Vietnam.
Feb. 21, 1978
Vietnam accuses China of arming the Khmer Rouge and encourage Phnom Penh to refuse negotiation.
March 14, 1978
Khmer Rouge troops, assisted by naval forces, cross into Vietnam and occupy a small strip of land on the Gulf of Siam.
March 7, 1978
Poland registered with UN its objection to the reservation made by the Democratic Kampuchea concerning Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations.
March 16, 1978
Cambodia calls for negotiations with Vietnam to end their conflict……… Canada registered with UN its objection to the reservation made by the Democratic Kampuchea concerning Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations.
March 19, 1978
PM Pol Pot reiterates his opposition to Vietnam's alleged plan for an Indochinese federation of Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos.
April 12, 1978
Cambodia reports that it have repulsed a Vietnamese attack into its territory the previous week and has killed 560 of the invaders.
April 19, 1978
Former Information Minister Chhang Song charges, in a Washington news conference, that a Holocaust is occurring in Cambodia, claiming that 1 millions Cambodians have been slaughtered and another million appear to have perished from disease and starvation.
April 21, 1978
US Pres. Carter charges that the Phnom Penh govt. is the worst violator of human rights in the world today.
US. Rep. Zablocki introduces H.Con.Res.573 denouncing the govt. of Cambodia for its disregard of basic human rights.
US Senator Byrd (W.Va) introduces S.RES.469 concerning the inhuman acts of the govt. of Cambodian against the people of Cambodia.
June 6, 1978
Vietnam proposes a cease-fire in its border conflict with Cambodia.
June 27, 1978
Hanoi radio reports 160 casualties in border fighting with the Khmer Rouge on June 20 and 23. Vietnam also denies a Khmer Rouge claim that it had collaborated with the US CIA to try to overthrow the Phnom Penh govt. in May.
July 3, 1978
Cambodia claims that tens of thousands of Vietnamese have been killed or wounded in fighting between the two countries.
July 15, 1978
Thailand and Cambodia agree in principle to settle their long standing border dispute and to exchange ambassadors.
July 17, 1978
Dep. PM Ieng Sary embarrasses his Thai hosts by publicly assailing Vietnam while he is visiting Thailand. He also denies reports that his govt. carried out large-scale massacres of Cambodia.
July 28, 1978
Dep. PM Ieng Sary tells foreign ministers meeting at the nonaligned nations conference that Cambodia closed its borders and emptied its cities after the Khmer Rouge victory in 1975 to prevent a civil war.
Aug. 1, 1978
US intelligence reports that Vietnam is conducting heavy air strikes in support of its troops fighting inside Cambodia.
Aug. 8, 1978
A new wave of Cambodia refugees are reported moving into Thailand following another govt. purge in Battambang province.
Sept. 7, 1978
US Rep. Solarz introduces H.CON.RES.706.
Sept. 21, 1978
Former pres. Lon Nol says that more than three millions Cambodians have been killed since the Communists seized power in 1975.
Oct. 13, 1978
FM Ieng Sary invites Western observers to visit Cambodia and see for themselves whether the govt. has murdered thousands of its people.
Oct. 18, 1978
Phnom Penh radio reports new fighting between invading Vietnamese forces and Khmer Rouge soldiers in the Parrot's Beak area.
Dec. 2, 1978
Dec. 4, 1978
Hanoi radio broadcasts a KUFNS statement assailing the Khmer Rouge govt. as dictatorial, militarist, and fascist and echoing genocide charges brought by Cambodian refugee.
Dec. 11, 1978
Vietnamese military advance into southern Cambodia
reportedly stops about 25 miles from the strategic Mekong river port of
Invasion of Cambodia. Some 100,000 Vietnamese with 20,000 KUFNS troops, under the direction of Gen. Van Tien Dung, launch an invasion of Cambodia.
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KUFNS make their first victory statement, claiming capture of the town of Kratie.
Jan. 2, 1979
Dep. PM Ieng Sary and Pres. Khieu Samphan appeal to the UN to condemn what they call Vietnamese and Soviet aggression against Cambodia and to seek aid to counter the Vietnamese offensive.
Jan. 3, 1979
Jan. 5, 1979
Chinese Dep. PM Teng Hsiao-ping says that China does not
intend to send actual troops or military advisers to Cambodia.
Jan. 12, 1979
Vietnamese columns are said to have advanced as far west
Prince Sihanouk says he will not return to Cambodia.
Jan. 25, 1979
PRCK Pres. Heng Samrin accuses leaders of ousted Pol Pot's govt. of genocide policies since they took control in 1975.
Feb. 17, 1979
Feb. 18, 1979
The PRK and Socialist Republic of Vietnam (SRV) signed in Phnom Penh a 25 years friendship treaty. Heng Samrin, Pres. of the People’s Revolutionary Council, signed for Cambodia and Pham Van Dong, Premier of the SRV, for Vietnam.
Feb. 21, 1979
China and ousted Khmer Rouge DK govt. officials denounce
the Cambodian-Vietnamese treaty signed on Feb. 18.
April 28, 1979
Washington Post reports that military confiscation of food as well as the disruption caused by the fighting raises the possibility of widespread famine in Cambodia.
April 29, 1979
Thai officials reports that most of an estimated 50,000-80,000 Cambodian civilians and soldiers of the ousted regimes who fled across the border into Thailand have been returned to Cambodia.
May 13, 1979
UN Secy. Gen. Kurt Waldheim visits Cambodian refugee camps near the Thai border town of Aranyaprathet.
June 11, 1979
Thailand is reported turning back 30,000 Cambodian
refugees in the past four days.
Sept. 27, 1979
US House of Rep. passes a resolution H.RES.431 expressing the sense of the House that the Pres. should direct US United Nations Ambassador to seek an emergency agenda item concerning an emergency food and medical relief program for the people of Cambodia.
Oct. 24, 1979
US Pres. Jimmy Carter participated in a meeting to discuss private and public efforts to aid refugees fleeing from Kampuchea to Thailand.
Oct. 27, 1979
Phnom Penh govt. rejects a proposal by three US senators
to truck food from Thailand to starving Cambodians, calling the bid a
maneuver by the imperialists to get assistance to the Pol Potist forces
fighting the govt.
Nov. 8, 1979
US Senator Javits introduces S.RES.277 a resolution relating to the commitment to ease the human suffering in Cambodia.
Nov. 16, 1979
US Senate passes a resolution S.RES.277 expressing the sense of the Senate that (1) all countries and all people be urged to respond generously to Cambodian relief efforts; (2) Cambodian authorities be encouraged to allow the use of all possible avenues for delivering food and medical supplies; and (3) the US and the U.N. should express their expectation that the great power supporters of the factions in Cambodia share in international responsibility for averting famine.
Dec. 2, 1979
Vietnam News Agency reports Phnom Penh govt. denials of reports that it is blocking Western relief shipments for starving Cambodians.
Dec. 5, 1979
An international relief official at the Cambodian border says an estimated 80-90 percent of relief supplies sent to Cambodia's starving population remain in Phnom Penh warehouses and at the port of Kompong Som………. US Rep. Solarz introduces H.CON.RES.219 a concurrent resolution calling for an international conference on Cambodia.
Dec. 13, 1979
UN relief official Henry Labouisse refutes a CIA report that charges the Soviet with blocking distribution of food and medicine in Cambodia, and says that supplies pile up in Cambodian centers because of a lack of transport……….. US Rep. Leach, J. introduces H.RES.507 a resolution condemning the use of chemical agents in Indochina.
Dec. 17, 1979
A two-day party congress held in Cambodia replace ousted PM Pol Pot with Khieu Samphan, who also keeps his post as president. Pol Pot is named commander-in-chief of guerrilla forces fighting the Vietnamese-supported govt. of Heng Samrin……….. US Sen. Glenn introduces S.RES.316 an original resolution concerning Thailand's assistance to Kampuchean refugees.
Dec. 18, 1979
US House of Representatives passes a resolution H.RES.509 commenting Thailand for assist Indochinese refugees and declaring that the US should seek to insure the survival of the Cambodian people.
Dec. 19, 1979
US Senate passes a resolution H.CON.RES.219 requesting the Pres. to work with the Secretary General of the UN and with other nations to convene an international conference on Cambodia.
Dec. 20, 1979
US House of Representatives pass a resolution H.RES.512 (by roll call#754 – 378-1) condemning the use of lethal chemical agents against the Hmong tribe-people in Laos and any such use in Cambodia.
US Senate passes a resolution S.RES.316 (by roll call#505 – 90-0) commanding Thai govt. for assisting Indochinese refugees, pledging continued US support for Thailand in its effort to assist such refugees, and declaring that the US seek to insure the survival of the Cambodian people.
Dec. 24, 1979
Phnom Penh govt. denounces a report by Red Cross operations director Jean-Pierre Hocke that very little food and medical aid sent by the Red Cross had been distributed to the people.
Other events happened in 1979
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