We Didn't Start the Fire

My Struggle for Democracy in Cambodia

Sam Rainsy
With David Whitehouse

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  • Published: August 2013
  • Subject Listing: Biography, Asian Studies
  • Bibliographic information: 220 pp., index, 6 x 8 in.
  • Territorial rights: World rights except Southeast Asia
  • Distributed for: Silkworm Books
  • Contents

Cambodia’s long-time opposition leader and former finance minister Sam Rainsy is committed to establishing democracy in his homeland. He is currently in exile in France to avoid a twelve-year prison sentence brought on politically motivated charges, and he is banned from contesting the forthcoming July 2013 elections. In this autobiography he recounts his early years in Cambodia, his family’s expulsion, his relationship with Sihanouk, the Khmer Rouge regime, the Vietnamese occupation, and Hun Sen’s control of the country since 1985.

Sam Rainsy also discusses the current economic, social, and political conditions in the country and presents proposals that will provide a long-term roadmap for a new Cambodia.

David Whitehouse is a British journalist in Paris.